The Impact of DNS Insecurity on Time

AuthorJeitner, P.; Shulman, H.; Waidner, M.
TypeConference Paper
AbstractWe demonstrate the first practical off-path time shifting attacks against NTP as well as against Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) secure Chronos-enhanced NTP. Our attacks exploit the insecurity of DNS allowing us to redirect the NTP clients to attacker controlled servers. We perform large scale measurements of the attack surface in NTP clients and demonstrate the threats to NTP due to vulnerable DNS.
ConferenceInternational Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2020