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Re: [vox] OT: Hole in MS SQL server (unpatched)
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Re: [vox] OT: Hole in MS SQL server (unpatched)

on Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 04:13:22PM -0800, Rick Moen (rick@linuxmafia.com) wrote:
> Quoting Karsten M. Self (kmself@ix.netcom.com):
> > Several friends have noted that routing has been seriously disrupted,
> > though this may actually predate the MSSQL worm.  One thought is that
> > some ISPs may backend their DNS on MS SQL.  That's sourced straight out
> > of /dev/ass, anyone know if there might be some merit to this
> > hypothesis?
> This hypothetical threat mode would involve not only back-ending against
> MS SQL Server, but also directly exposing that database to the Internet.
> The one certainly doesn't require the other -- and taking the latter
> step would be,... um, contraindicated, on general grounds, even without
> the current vulnerability to highlight why.

Hmm.  Exposing the DNS DB to an exposed/infected instance would seem to be
sufficient.  Not that this is indeed the case.  But my interest is


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