Friday, July 18, 2008

DNSstuff Freeware Detects Vulnerable DNS Servers

By Brian Prince (

DNSstuff has released a new tool to help organizations detect if their DNS servers are vulnerable to the DNS protocol flaw revealed last week. is offering a free tool for organizations looking to test the susceptibility of their domain name servers to a fundamental flaw in the Domain Name System protocol revealed publicly last week.

A provider of on-demand DNS and network analysis tools, DNSstuff made the freeware, which company officials have dubbed DNS Vulnerability Check, available on its site Wednesday. The tool is meant to test for the vulnerability reported by Dan Kaminsky, director of penetration testing for IOActive.

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