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Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 15:02:22 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <>
Subject: Root name server changes -> bind


We received this customer report regarding the IP number change of the "L" root
nameserver and sync with bind:

	ICANN moved one of its DNS root servers, to another IP
	address, see As reported on the blog,
	independent DNS servers popped up on the old root server address -- actually
	several of them.

	The security consequences of obscure DNS root server usage are obvious, IMHO.
	You might want to consider security updates to the bind package with an updated
	root.hint file. (Since the story is on Slashdot, it is as public as it can get;
	thus I use the regular channel for this request.)

Not sure if this warrants a CVE id.

Ciao, Marcus
Working, but not speaking, for the following german company:
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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