February 19, 2001

Software holes need patching

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET: "The program is called the Berkeley Internet Name Domain. It's open
source code that links a name, such as ComeToUs.com, to a numeric
Internet Protocol address on a Domain Name System server, which
directs users to the right place. With a few exceptions, Web sites have
such a server in front of them running BIND and directing traffic. The
DNS server is typically outside the corporate firewall with minimal
protection and, thus, is a frequent target for hackers. Hernan said 80
percent to 90 percent of the copies of BIND in use contain one of a
dozen known vulnerabilities."
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