ISC's Response to Concerns Expressed Around Misconfigured Trust Anchors and Aggressive Validator Behavior
In response to concerns expressed to ISC both directly and within the article "Roll over and Die " published earlier this week, we at ISC would like to share with the community our plans to mitigate this issue.
ISC plans the following:
- Immediate development effort, with an update to all currently supported versions of BIND (9.4-ESV through and inclusive of 9.7.0) to be made public within 6 weeks, or sooner if our best efforts allow.
- Thorough analysis of this issue, including discussion within the IETF DNS working group and with other appropriate fora and DNS resolver implementors.
- Outreach to and dialogue with all package maintainers and OS vendors who distribute BIND on the implications of using outdated keys and suggested best practices for trust anchor maintenance.
- Urgent communication with and full disclosure to our forum members, support customers, users and partners regarding this issue.
A response to concerns that BIND 9.7 or BIND 9.6.2 should have been delayed because of this issue is in Michael Graff's blog entry posted on February 11th.
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Any questions should go to Larissa Shapiro, BIND Product Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org
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