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CVE-2008-1447 Scanner

Detects 'Cache Poisoning' vulnerability in DNS Protocol


Short Info




Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

15 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4

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CVE-2008-1447 Scanner Detail

The DNS (Domain Name System) is a fundamental protocol used on the internet for translating domain names into IP addresses, allowing users to access websites easily. It is an essential component of the internet architecture, responsible for making website addresses readable by humans. DNS servers act as a directory for the internet, mapping domain names to IP addresses. This protocol is used to direct website visitors to the intended website by resolving DNS queries to the correct IP address. It is a crucial component of the internet infrastructure without which the web would cease to exist. 

CVE-2008-1447 is a vulnerability that affects DNS implementations such as BIND and Microsoft DNS on Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003. The vulnerability allowed remote attackers to exploit a weakness in the DNS protocol's inability to randomize transaction IDs and source ports, enabling them to spoof DNS traffic and carry out a cache poisoning attack, also known as DNS spoofing. DNS cache poisoning can occur when an attacker inserts malicious DNS records into a DNS resolver's cache, meaning that when the victim tries to access a specific website, they end up being redirected to a malicious site controlled by the attacker. 

Exploiting this vulnerability can have far-reaching consequences, from monitoring user activity to stealing sensitive data and launching highly targeted phishing campaigns. In the case of a large-scale attack, attackers could redirect traffic to fake websites that collect user credentials, usernames and passwords, leading to financial or reputational damage. Cache poisoning also poses a significant risk to organizations reliant on web-based services. Attackers can use this technique to redirect users to fake websites, introduce malware into systems, or tamper with online transactions, causing significant financial losses.

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