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Re: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately sabotaged hosts-file lookup
From: "Jamie Riden" <jamesr () europe com>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 14:32:29 +1200
On 14/04/06, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery () ece cmu edu> wrote:
On Apr 13, 2006, at 1:29 , Dave Korn wrote:
Hey, guess what I just found out: Microsoft have deliberately
their DNS client's hosts table lookup functionality.
I thought this was part of avoiding malware attempts to block Windows
In that case, they should allow us to add symantec et al - it's not
much use having Windows Update working while the machine is happily
rootkitted. Grepping hosts files across campus for 127.0.0.1 ...
liveupdate.symantec.com - or your local equivalent - can prove
If it was a feature, I'd expect there to be ways to add to the list of
pass-through domains, or ways to disable it.
Jamie Riden / jamesr () europe com / jamie.riden () computer org
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