On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 08:20:33AM -0700, Paul Hoffman wrote:

> First off, big props to Dan for getting this problem fixed in a 
> responsible manner. If there were widespread real attacks first, it 
> would take forever to get fixes out into the field.
> However, we in the security circles don't need to spread the 
> "Kaminsky finds" meme. Take a look at 
> <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/dnsext/draft-ietf-dnsext-forgery-resilience/>. 
> The first draft of this openly-published document was in January 
> 2007. It is now in WG last call.
> The take-away here is not that "Dan didn't discover the problem", but 
> "Dan got it fixed". An alternate take-away is that IETF BCPs don't 
> make nearly as much difference as a diligent security expert with a 
> good name.

The "discovery" is almost certainly a generalization of:


specifically the second paragraph the mentions the "Birthday Attack". The
assumptions of that paragraph can be relaxed in a natural way to broaden
the scope of the attack.


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