CVE-2015-8704: Specific APL data could trigger an INSIST in apl_42.c
mcnally at isc.org
Tue Jan 19 20:40:16 UTC 2016
Document Version: 2.0
Posting date: 19 January 2016
Program Impacted: BIND
Versions affected: 9.3.0->9.8.8, 9.9.0->9.9.8-P2,
A buffer size check used to guard against overflow could cause
named to exit with an INSIST failure In apl_42.c.
A server could exit due to an INSIST failure in apl_42.c when
performing certain string formatting operations. Examples include
(but may not be limited to):
- Slaves using text-format db files could be vulnerable if
receiving a malformed record in a zone transfer from their master.
- Masters using text-format db files could be vulnerable if
they accept a malformed record in a DDNS update message.
- Recursive resolvers are potentially vulnerable when debug
logging, if they are fed a deliberately malformed record by
a malicious server.
- A server which has cached a specially constructed record
could encounter this condition while performing 'rndc dumpdb'.
Versions of BIND from 9.3 through 9.8 are also affected, but
these branches are beyond their "end of life" (EOL) and no longer
receive testing or security fixes from ISC. For current information
on which versions are actively supported, please see
CVSS Score: 6.8
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
For more information on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System and
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No known active exploits.
Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your
current version of BIND. These can all be downloaded from
- BIND 9 version 9.9.8-P3
- BIND 9 version 9.10.3-P3
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-S4
Document Revision History:
1.0 Advance Notification 12 January 2016
2.0 Public Disclosure 19 January 2016
See our BIND9 Security Vulnerability Matrix at
https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00913 for a complete listing of
Security Vulnerabilities and versions affected.
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