TL;DR – DNSSEC Walker traverses a domain’s DNSSEC records to locate it’s regular DNS records.

I like to go through slides of cons I can’t make it out to, and Hack-in-the-Box (HITB) Kul (Malaysia), was one such as they were very quick to release sides:

http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2011kul/materials/

One that I came across is Marc “van Hauser” Heuse’s talk on IPv6 titled “IPv6 Insecurity Revolutions” (Link directly to PDF on aforementioned materials link). I definitely recommend checking it out as well as the IPv6 tools THC / Marc released (v2) here:

http://www.thc.org/thc-ipv6/

Amazing tools, but one I could not locate in their batch was dnssecwalk (slide 41 for those following along)

I found something that looks very similar here: http://josefsson.org/walker/

Released originally in 2001 by Simon Josefsson. If you read the TL;DR at the top, you pretty much know what to tool does, so I’ll take you through an example:

To get this bad boy working (since it’s Perl) you need to use CPAN to install Net::DNS and Net::DNS::SEC

cpan Net::DNS (hit enter for defaults)
cpan Net::DNS::SEC (same deal)

Using the slide’s example of ripe.net (ARIN’s Euro brother) You simply point it at a domain:

./walker ripe.net
;; Walker by Simon Josefsson
;; $Id: walker,v 1.31 2005/09/20 10:16:30 jas Exp $
;; Net::DNS 0.68
;; Net::DNS::SEC 0.16

Then it just starts going. Unlike the tool in the slides it’s a very verbose tool and doesn’t have any “write output to file” option so piping to a file is recommended.

$ ./walker ripe.net > output.txt &
[1] 32623

Then just run greps on it removing all of the DNS commenting with anything having a semicolon in it:

$ cat output.txt | grep -v ';' | grep IN
ripe.net.       273     IN      SOA     pri.authdns.ripe.net. dns.ripe.net. (
ripe.net.       17146   IN      A       193.0.6.139
ripe.net.       300     IN      AAAA    2001:67c:2e8:22:0:0:c100:68b
ripe.net.       2814    IN      DNSKEY  256  3  5 (
ripe.net.       2814    IN      DNSKEY  257  3  5 (
ripe.net.       2814    IN      DNSKEY  257  3  5 (
ripe.net.       2814    IN      DNSKEY  256  3  5 (
ripe.net.       183     IN      MX      200 postgirl.ripe.net.
ripe.net.       183     IN      MX      250 postlady.ripe.net.
ripe.net.       2017    IN      NS      tinnie.arin.net.
ripe.net.       2017    IN      NS      ns3.nic.fr.
ripe.net.       2017    IN      NS      sns-pb.isc.org.
ripe.net.       2017    IN      NS      pri.authdns.ripe.net.
ripe.net.       2017    IN      NS      sec3.apnic.net.
ripe.net.       2017    IN      NS      sec1.apnic.net.
ripe.net.       2723    IN      NSEC    256cns.ripe.net.  A AAAA DNSKEY MX NS NSEC RRSIG SOA
ripe.net.       21510   IN      RRSIG   A  5  2  21600  20121120100104 (
ripe.net.       210     IN      RRSIG   AAAA  5  2  300  20121120100104 (
ripe.net.       3510    IN      RRSIG   NS  5  2  3600  20121120100104 (
ripe.net.       210     IN      RRSIG   MX  5  2  300  20121120100104 (
                        7Te5Hfqh79JcJO4m94PLZ/GXnm3OVuKW1GINiNToNnTbz
ripe.net.       3510    IN      RRSIG   NSEC  5  2  3600  20121120100104 (
ripe.net.       3510    IN      RRSIG   SOA  5  2  3600  20121120100104 (
                        bfTSOsob1qYKrv3MrTrxDcr0dQJMjEUuKvWJINbFsCDDp
ripe.net.       3510    IN      RRSIG   DNSKEY  5  2  3600  20121120100104 (
                        ILjTJkBEsfhSs/7RKpoS+rLVOINoQXOtGgBhl5Ex5aAip
256cns.ripe.net.        20814   IN      CNAME   pip.ripe.net.
256cns.ripe.net.        2793    IN      NSEC    _jabber._tcp.ripe.net.  CNAME NSEC RRSIG
_jabber._tcp.ripe.net.  2804    IN      NSEC    _xmpp-client._tcp.ripe.net.  NSEC RRSIG SRV
_jabber._tcp.ripe.net.  2814    IN      RRSIG   NSEC  5  4  3600  20121120100104 (
_jabber._tcp.ripe.net.  114     IN      RRSIG   SRV  5  4  900  20121120100104 (
_jabber._tcp.ripe.net.  114     IN      SRV     30 30 5269 chat.ripe.net.
_xmpp-client._tcp.ripe.net.     2804    IN      NSEC    _xmpp-server._tcp.ripe.net.  NSEC RRSIG SRV
_xmpp-client._tcp.ripe.net.     115     IN      RRSIG   SRV  5  4  900  20121120100104 (
_xmpp-client._tcp.ripe.net.     2815    IN      RRSIG   NSEC  5  4  3600  20121120100104 (
_xmpp-client._tcp.ripe.net.     115     IN      SRV     30 30 5222 chat.ripe.net.
_xmpp-server._tcp.ripe.net.     2805    IN      NSEC    access.ripe.net.  NSEC RRSIG SRV
_xmpp-server._tcp.ripe.net.     115     IN      RRSIG   SRV  5  4  900  20121120100104 (
                        NJpdcDaytdKNINLVCFYUJWRnXiTRFrXSi2cL4nJLGLQlt
_xmpp-server._tcp.ripe.net.     2815    IN      RRSIG   NSEC  5
(snipped)

But of course in side 40 it shows that you can simply zone transfer ripe.net anyways. But for those that aren’t so forthcoming with their zones this can be a nice thing to try.