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V-3020

The network element must have DNS servers defined if it is configured as a client resolver.

Finding ID
NET0820
Rule ID
SV-15331r2_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DNS servers must be defined for client resolver.
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The susceptibility of IP addresses to spoofing translates to DNS host name and IP address mapping vulnerabilities. For example, suppose a source host wishes to establish a connection with a destination host and queries a DNS server for the IP address of the destination host name. If the response to this query is the IP address of a host operated by an attacker, the source host will establish a connection with the attackers host, rather than the intended target. The user on the source host might then provide logon, authentication, and other sensitive data.

Fix Text

Configure the device to include DNS servers or disable domain lookup.

Check Content

Review the active configuration to ensure that DNS servers have been defined similar to the following example: [edit system] name server { 192.168.1.253; 192.168.1.254; } Note: Since JUNOS will not send a DNS query to resolve names to IP addresses if a name server is not defined, this will never be a finding.

Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer