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My IDS picked up our squid proxy server doing a dynamic DNS request. I wasn't aware squid passed DNS requests from the client to the internal DNS server. Is this possible?

Snort Alert:

ET POLICY DYNAMIC_DNS DNS Lookup - Possible Malware
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closed as not a real question by rook, Scott Pack, Iszi, AviD Aug 18 '12 at 20:42

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A Socks 5 compatible proxy support DNS look-ups, and squid supports the sock 5 protocol. On a side note, TOR can make use of Sock 5 for their own DNS .onion domains. This is probably a false positive on behalf of snort, I don't see how this is a security issue.

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Is there a log I could verify that with? – k to the z May 17 '12 at 14:53
It is a dyn dns query for That's what's in the payload. Dynamic dns queries are a security issue. I'm trying to find the machine that made the original request. All snort gave me was the proxy address. – k to the z May 17 '12 at 15:03

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