CVE-2015-8461: A race condition when handling socket errors can lead to an assertion failure in resolver.c
mcnally at isc.org
Tue Dec 15 21:16:56 UTC 2015
Document Version: 2.0
Posting date: 15 December 2015
Program Impacted: BIND
Versions affected: 9.9.8 -> 9.9.8-P1, 9.9.8-S1 -> 9.9.8-S2, 9.10.3 ->
Beginning with the September 2015 maintenance releases 9.9.8 and
9.10.3, an error was introduced into BIND 9 which can cause a
server to exit after encountering an INSIST assertion failure
An uncommonly occurring condition can cause affected servers to
exit with an INSIST failure depending on the outcome of a race
condition in resolver.c While difficult to exploit reliably, a
malicious party could, through deliberate behavior, significantly
increase the probability of encountering the triggering condition,
resulting in denial-of-service to clients if successful.
CVSS Score: 5.4
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
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Active exploits: None known.
Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your
current version of BIND. Public open-source branches can be
downloaded from http://www.isc.org/downloads.
BIND 9 version 9.9.8-P2
BIND 9 version 9.10.3-P2
BIND 9 Supported Preview edition is a feature preview version
of BIND provided exclusively to eligible ISC Support customers.
BIND 9 version 9.9.8-S3
ISC would like to thank John O'Brien of the University of
Pennsylvania for discovering this issue.
Document Revision History:
1.0 Advance Notification 8 December 2015
2.0 Public Disclosure, 15 December 2015
See our BIND9 Security Vulnerability Matrix at
https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00913 for a complete listing of
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