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RE: International DNS compromise?
From: "Mike Clark" <mclark () Clearpathnet com>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 08:46:20 -0700

I've seen this before with companies that provide content for people in
China. The last company I talked to about this used proxy servers and
had people hosting content all over the country(US)to avoid the
filtering/blocking by the Chinese government. It seemed to work pretty
well.

-Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: travis.alexander () lacamas org [mailto:travis.alexander () lacamas org]

Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 10:37 AM
To: zhenshi99 () yahoo com; bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: International DNS compromise? 


I got six different results, meaning six different server IP's.

1. 64.33.99.47
2. 207.12.88.98
3. 208.56.31.43
4. 216.221.188.182
5. 65.160.219.113
6. 65.104.202.252

All US owned IP addresses. Yes this is very interesting. So what does
this mean, or potentially mean...?

Travis.

-----Original Message-----
From: Zhen Shi [mailto:zhenshi99 () yahoo com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 10:11 PM
To: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: International DNS compromise? 


Dear all,
  Recently I noticed something fishy in the DNS system
between US and China. 
  First, any IPs, dead or live, in China will respond
to your DNS query for some domains. For example
(screen shot with some clean-up and comments): 

C:\>nslookup

server 210.77.0.0     <=== pick a random IP     in
China 
Default Server:  [210.77.0.0]
Address:  210.77.0.0

www.rfa.org
Server:  [210.77.0.0]
Address:  210.77.0.0

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.rfa.org
Address:  203.105.1.21  <=== you got response!!!!

  Second, every time the response is different: 

www.rfa.org
Server:  [210.77.0.0]
Address:  210.77.0.0

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.rfa.org
Address:  64.66.163.251

www.rfa.org

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.rfa.org
Address:  64.33.99.47

www.rfa.org

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.rfa.org
Address:  128.121.126.139

 Third, you can even get response from non-exist host
names: 

nosuchhost.rfa.org
Server:  [210.77.0.0]
Address:  210.77.0.0

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    nosuchhost.rfa.org
Address:  65.104.202.252

nosuchhost.rfa.org

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    nosuchhost.rfa.org
Address:  64.33.99.47

  What on earth is really going on here? It seems the
DNS system is messed up between US and China, and its
integrity is compromised. People can be unknowingly
redirected to any where ... 

--Zhen



                
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