ISC BIND queries denial of service

isc-bind-queries-dos (79121) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when handling queries for specific records having RDATA loaded into a nameserver. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the named process to lockup.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of ISC BIND, 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 Web site: About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 and Security Update 2013-004.
  • ASA-2012-489: bind security update (RHSA-2012-1363).
  • Collax Web site: Collax Business Server.
  • F5 Web site: BIND denial-of-service attack CVE-2012-5166 / CVE-2012-4244.
  • IBM SECURITY ADVISORY: Vulnerability in AIX bind.
  • Internet Systems Consortium Web site: CVE-2012-5166: Specially crafted DNS data can cause a lockup in named.
  • McAfee KB76535: Firewall Enterprise response to CVE-2012-5166.
  • Oracle Security Blog, Oct 23, 2012: CVE-2012-5166 Denial of Service vulnerability in ISC BIND.
  • BID-55852: ISC BIND 9 DNS RDATA Handling CVE-2012-5166 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-5166: ISC BIND 9.x before 9.7.6-P4, 9.8.x before 9.8.3-P4, 9.9.x before 9.9.1-P4, and 9.4-ESV and 9.6-ESV before 9.6-ESV-R7-P4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (named daemon hang) via unspecified combinations of resource records.
  • DSA-2560: bind9 -- denial of service
  • OSVDB ID: 86118: ISC BIND Nameserver RDATA Record Query Parsing Remote DoS
  • RHSA-2012-1363: Important: bind security update
  • RHSA-2012-1364: Important: bind97 security update
  • RHSA-2012-1365: Important: bind security update
  • SA50878: ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability
  • SA51042: McAfee Firewall Enterprise ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability
  • SA51050: McAfee Firewall Enterprise ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability
  • SA51078: Oracle Solaris BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability
  • SA51106: IBM AIX BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability
  • SA51178: Collax Business Server Denial of Service and Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
  • SA53906: Avaya Aura Session Manager ISC BIND Record Handling Lockup Vulnerability
  • SA54056: F5 Products BIND Recursive Lookup Two Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Lion Server 10.7.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4
  • Avaya Aura Session Manager 1.x
  • Avaya Aura Session Manager 6.x
  • Collax Business Server 5.5
  • F5 Enterprise Manager 1.x
  • F5 Enterprise Manager 3.0
  • F5 TMOS 10.0.0
  • F5 TMOS 11.0
  • F5 Tmos 9.0
  • IBM AIX 5
  • IBM AIX 6.1
  • IBM AIX 7.1
  • ISC BIND 9.6-ESV-R2
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0 Rc1
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0 Rc2
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0a1
  • ISC BIND 9.6.0b1
  • ISC BIND 9.6.1 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.6.1 P3
  • ISC BIND 9.6.1 P2
  • ISC BIND 9.6.3
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0 Beta
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0 Rc2
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0 Rc1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0 P2
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.0
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1 P2
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1 Rc1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.1-P1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.2 Rc1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.2 P3
  • ISC BIND 9.7.2 P2
  • ISC BIND 9.7.2 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.2
  • ISC BIND 9.7.3 Rc1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.3
  • ISC BIND 9.7.3 P1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.3 B1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.4 B1
  • ISC BIND 9.7.4
  • ISC BIND 9.7.4b1
  • ISC BIND 9.8.0
  • ISC BIND 9.8.0 P4
  • ISC BIND 9.9.0
  • ISC BIND 9.9.1
  • McAfee Firewall Enterprise 7.x
  • McAfee Firewall Enterprise 8.x
  • Oracle Solaris 11 Express
  • 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 Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • Sun Solaris 10
  • Sun Solaris 9

Reported:

Oct 09, 2012

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