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Submission + - djb awards $1000 for first djbdns security hole (marc.info)

emad writes: Last week, a patch and sample exploit were posted to the djbdns mailing list concerning a bug that allowed subdomain administrators to take over parent domains when served from the same tinydns/axfrdns servers. Today, Dan Bernstein acknowledged the security hole, recommended users to install the patch, and awarded $1000 to Matthew Dempsky for publishing the first verifiable security hole in djbdns. In the words of Dan Kaminsky (of recent DNS security fame): "However, Dempsky's bug in djb's tinydns is way more surprising, if only because...holy crap, he pulled an exploitable scenario out of THAT?!"

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