phoning home

Hauke Lampe lampe at
Sun Jun 12 19:54:47 UTC 2011

On 12.06.2011 20:40, Paul Vixie wrote:

> this is slightly tamer than what i'm going to propose for BIND.  i want to
> be able to send a specific message saying "CERT VU# xyz" if someone is running
> a known-vulnerable version.  DNSSEC now makes this practical.  but it would
> be an information leak, since the version number would be part of the QNAME.

How about a zone listing vulnerabilities, linked by NSEC?

named could traverse the list and ignore bugs that it knows have been
fixed. That would also decouple the list of bugs from a specific version
number and allow distributors to backport patches into older versions.


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