Dynamic updates are possible on the DNS server

Posted on 2011-05-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello Friends
We have recently done Vulnerability assessment task and one of the DNS related observation is mentioned below:

1.      Dynamic updates are possible on the DNS server
Risk       LOW
Summary        It was possible to add a record into a zone using the DNS dynamic update protocol, as described by RFC 2136. This protocol can be used by DHCP clients to enter their host names into the DNS maps
Affected Resources
CVE      NA
Exploitation       Hard
Impact       This vulnerability could be subverted by malicious users to redirect network traffic.
Solution       Limit addresses that are allowed to do dynamic updates (eg, with
BIND's 'allow-update' option) or implement TSIG or SIG (0).

Pls suggest is there any way to mitigate this risk without going for BIND service

Question by:ociadmin
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Expert Comment

ID: 35726166
Securring dynamic updates is covered in this link (allow only secure updates section):


The article doens't mention the use of bind.

Author Comment

ID: 35726299
Hello npinfotech
The article talks abt win2000 , in my case the svr OS win 2008

Expert Comment

ID: 35726341
ah, got it.  Here's one for windows 2008 r2 directly from technet:


Author Comment

ID: 35726381
Thx, but its not want being asked.
this article explain a situation where we have AD-integrated with DHCP.
In our case AD is not integrated.
Vulnerability report shows that since we donet have AD-integrated the dynamic updates are possible on dns servers. the solution says to remove the DNS service from win 2008 box and install BIND service and allow DNS updates from secure IPs

Accepted Solution

npinfotech earned 2000 total points
ID: 35726431
If AD isn't integrated with your DNS implementation, you won't really have many options for securing minus bind/TSIG/SIG.  You might consider going with an external DNS altogether:


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