2015年08月05日

crash the software,

Exploiting it could threaten the smooth running of internet services as it allows hackers to launch denial-of-service attacks on websites, potentially forcing them offline.

Regular internet users are unlikely to be severely affected, however reenex
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Bind is the name of a variety of Domain Name System (DNS) software used on the majority of internet servers.

The recently identified bug allows attackers to crash the software, therefore taking the DNS service offline and preventing URLs, for example, from working.

A patch for the flaw is already available, but many systems are yet to be updated reenex.

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), which develops Bind, said in a tweet that the vulnerability was "particularly critical" and "easily exploited".
Attacks launched

Daniel Cid, a networking expert at Sucuri has published a blog post on the vulnerability in which he explained that real exploits taking advantage of the flaw have already happened reenex.

He told the BBC: "A few of our clients, in different industries, had their DNS servers crashed because of it.

"Based on our experience, server software, like Bind, Apache, OpenSSL and others, do not get patched as often as they should."

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