CVE-2011-3417

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CVE-2011-3417 is a vulnerability that affects the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol. This flaw allows attackers to carry out cache poisoning attacks by injecting malicious DNS data into a vulnerable system's cache. As a result, an attacker could redirect users to fake websites, steal sensitive information, or conduct other malicious activities. The vulnerability was discovered in 2011 and affected several widely used DNS software implementations, including BIND and Microsoft Windows DNS Server. A patch was released shortly after the discovery of the vulnerability, which fixed the issue and prevented further attacks. However, not all systems were updated promptly, and some remained vulnerable for an extended period, allowing attackers to exploit the flaw and carry out attacks. Overall, CVE-2011-3417 highlights the importance of promptly patching vulnerabilities and keeping software up-to-date to prevent exploitation by attackers. Organizations should also implement additional security measures, such as network segmentation and monitoring, to detect and prevent attacks that may bypass traditional security controls.
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CERT-EU
a year ago
Close Quarters Encounters with Third Generation Malware Compels UK and Danish Municipalities to Remodel Vulnerability Management Safeguards