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network-pentesting-dns | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
DNS is a crucial component in the proper working of the internet. Once a critical DNS server is compromised, the attackers get a strong advantage as they could control which domain maps to which IP address and vice-versa. Sometimes, configuration mistakes happen as setting up a DNS server correctly is not an easy task and hence, a small mistake can cause havoc.
In this scenario, an inexperienced administrator has misconfigured a few DNS servers, and thus, anyone who could access could perform zone transfer queries on those DNS servers.
Objective: Use dig and nslookup utilities and retrieve various resource records for the different domains present on the DNS server. Also perform zone transfer queries on the available domains.
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- Once you start the lab, you will have access to a Kali GUI instance.
- Your Kali instance has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ip a" to know the values of X and Y.
- The target DNS servers should be running on the machine having IP addresses 192.X.Y.3 and 192.X.Y.4.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
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