Bind: unapproved query (version.bind) Script kiddies?

From: David La Croix (dlacroix@cowpie.acm.vt.edu)
Date: 01/30/01


From: David La Croix <dlacroix@cowpie.acm.vt.edu>
To: freebsd-security@freebsd.org
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 16:45:04 -0600 (CST)

I just noticed the following in my logfiles: (/var/log/messages)

it was running Bind 8.2.2-

Jan 26 22:37:43 mildred named[41908]: unapproved query from [208.44.147.11].1584
 for "version.bind"
[repeat 23 more times from the same IP]

Jan 27 01:44:42 mildred named[41908]: unapproved query from [208.139.163.15].273
4 for "version.bind"
[repeat 32 more times from the same IP]

Could this be script kiddie activity? This was before I upgraded to 8.2.3,
and before the CERT alert came out.

What I don't get is why the unapproved query repeated so many times, within
(according to the timestamp) 3 seconds on both occasions.

I will note: this activity goes back through about November of 2000, seemingly from different IP addresses.

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