Questions: BIND Dynamic Update DoS

Danny Mayer mayer at
Thu Aug 6 02:54:09 UTC 2009

atomic at wrote:
> According to this link:
> The dynamic update vulnerability affects all BIND 9 versions, but what
> about BIND 8? Is it not affected or not tested?
> As we are running BIND 8 (can't upgrade to BIND 9 due to restricted to
> Windows2000), how can we test if dynamic update is a problem for us?

Well BIND8 is very badly broken on Windows so you shouldn't use it
either. It is not only well past it's end-of-life, there are major
architectural issues with the Windows port of BIND8. You should not be
using ANY version of BIND8 on Windows.


> TIA.
> Peter

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