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RE: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately sabotaged hosts-file lookup
From: Mario Contestabile (marioccomputer.org)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2006 - 10:56:53 CDT
Fyi, Any NT app can bypass the local hosts file using DnsQuery(...,...,
From: Joachim Schipper [mailto:j.schippermath.uu.nl]
Sent: April 13, 2006 8:13 PM
To: full-disclosurelists.grok.org.uk; bugtraqsecurityfocus.com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately
sabotaged hosts-file lookup
On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 06:29:15PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> Hey, guess what I just found out: Microsoft have deliberately
> sabotaged their DNS client's hosts table lookup functionality.
> (...) I'd try to block (Windows Media Player) it in my hosts file.
> Microsoft DNS client special-cases 'go.microsoft.com' and refuses to
> look it up in the hosts file.
> I'm running fully up-to-date Windows XP SP2. I don't have any pfw
> software that could conceivably be interfering, and the windows
> firewall is running with more-or-less the default settings (I've only
> added a couple of exceptions, no other changes). I don't think this is a