CVE-2015-5477: An error in handling TKEY queries can cause named to exit with a REQUIRE assertion failure
mcnally at isc.org
Tue Jul 28 19:03:46 UTC 2015
A deliberately constructed packet can exploit an error in the
handling of queries for TKEY records, permitting denial of service.
Document Version: 1.0
Posting date: 28 July 2015
Program Impacted: BIND
Versions affected: 9.1.0 -> 9.8.x, 9.9.0->9.9.7-P1, 9.10.0->9.10.2-P2
An error in the handling of TKEY queries can be exploited by an
attacker for use as a denial-of-service vector, as a constructed
packet can use the defect to trigger a REQUIRE assertion failure,
causing BIND to exit.
Both recursive and authoritative servers are vulnerable to this
defect. Additionally, exposure is not prevented by either ACLs
or configuration options limiting or denying service because the
exploitable code occurs early in the packet handling, before
checks enforcing those boundaries.
All versions of BIND 9 from BIND 9.1.0 (inclusive) through BIND
9.9.7-P1 and BIND 9.10.2-P2 are vulnerable.
Operators should take steps to upgrade to a patched version as
soon as possible.
CVSS Score: 7.8
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/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. These can be downloaded from
+ BIND 9 version 9.9.7-P2
+ BIND 9 version 9.10.2-P3
ISC would like to thank Jonathan Foote for discovering and
disclosing this vulnerability.
Document Revision History:
1.0 Advance Notification - 21 July, 2015
2.0 Public Disclosure - 28 July, 2015
See our BIND9 Security Vulnerability Matrix at
https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00913 for a complete listing of
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