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TCP/UDP Port 53

Common Use

DNS Service is typically used to convert between URL's and IP Addresses.

Inbound Scan

If you are running a DNS server and have forwarded port 53 on your firewall then you need to setup a port forward within Link Logger such that future inbound traffic on this port will be logged as normal and not as an alert.

There are a some attacks that target vulnerabilities within DNS servers.

Outbound Scan

DNS Servers can be trusted such that future traffic to authorized servers will not appear as an alert.

Additional Information

CERT Advisory CA-2002-31 Multiple Vulnerabilities in BIND

ISC BIND 8 vulnerable to cache poisoning via negative responses

Page last updated on February 09, 2004