ISC BIND recursive queries denial of service

isc-bind-recursive-dos (71332) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an assertion error in query.c when processing recursive queries. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability via subsequent queries for an invalid cached record to cause the DNS resolver to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability (BIND 9.8.1-P1, 9.7.4-P1, 9.6-ESV-R5-P1, or 9.4-ESV-R5-P1), available from the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple KB HT5501: About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2, OS X Lion v10.7.5 and Security Update 2012-004.
  • F5 Web Site: BIG-IP LTM and TMOS version 11.2.0.
  • F5 Web Site: BIG-IP GTM and BIG-IP Link Controller version 10.2.4.
  • F5 Web Site: BIG-IP GTM and BIG-IP Link Controller version 10.2.4.
  • F5 Web Site: BIG-IP LTM and TMOS version 11.2.0.
  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBOV02774 SSRT100684 rev.1: HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS, BIND 9 Resolver, Remote Denial of Service (DoS).
  • IBM APAR: IV11106: CVE-2011-4313 BIND SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
  • Internet Software Consortium (ISC) Web site: BIND 9 Resolver crashes after logging an error in query.c .
  • Plesk Web Site: Release Notes for Updates Issued for Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Windows Systems.
  • SOL13109: Overview of BIG-IP version 10.2.2 cumulative hotfixes.
  • sol13343: BIG-IP cumulative hotfix version 11.1.0.
  • SOL13344: BIG-IP cumulative hotfix version 10.2.3 .
  • Sun Product Security Blog, Nov 23, 2011: CVE-2011-4313 Denial of Service Vulnerability in BIND Domain Name Server.
  • BID-50690: ISC BIND 9 Recursive Queries Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-4313: query.c in ISC BIND 9.0.x through 9.6.x, 9.4-ESV through 9.4-ESV-R5, 9.6-ESV through 9.6-ESV-R5, 9.7.0 through 9.7.4, 9.8.0 through 9.8.1, and 9.9.0a1 through 9.9.0b1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and named exit) via unknown vectors related to recursive DNS queries, error logging, and the caching of an invalid record by the resolver.
  • DSA-2347: bind9 -- improper assert
  • OSVDB ID: 77159: ISC BIND Recursive Query Parsing Remote DoS
  • RHSA-2011-1458: Important: bind security update
  • RHSA-2011-1459: Important: bind97 security update
  • RHSA-2011-1496: Important: bind security update
  • SA46536: IBM AIX BIND Recursive Query Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA46887: ISC BIND Recursive Query Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA46984: Oracle Solaris ISC BIND Recursive Query Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA47068: Parallels Plesk Panel ProFTPD and ISC BIND Vulnerabilities
  • SA49478: F5 Products Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA49539: HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA49663: F5 Products BIND Recursive Query Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • US-CERT VU#606539: ISC BIND 9 resolver denial of service vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6
  • F5 BIG-IP
  • F5 BIG-IP APM 10.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP ASM 10.x
  • F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway 10.x
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM 10.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP Link Controller 10.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP PSM 10.x
  • F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator 10.1.0
  • F5 BIG-IP WOM 10.x
  • HP TCP IP Services OpenVMS 5
  • IBM AIX 6.1
  • IBM AIX 6.1.0
  • IBM AIX 6.1.1
  • IBM AIX 6.1.2
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.6.1 P3
  • ISC BIND 9.6.1 P2
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0 P2
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1 P2
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 10.1
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 10.2
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 10.3
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 10.4
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.1.z
  • Sun Solaris 10
  • Sun Solaris 8
  • Sun Solaris 9

Reported:

Nov 16, 2011

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