BIND 9.10.4-P8 is now available

Michael McNally mcnally at
Thu Apr 13 00:07:48 UTC 2017


   This document summarizes changes since BIND 9.10.4:

   BIND 9.10.4-P8 addresses the security issues described in
   CVE-2017-3136, CVE-2017-3137, and CVE-2017-3138, and updates the
   built-in trusted keys for the root zone.

   BIND 9.10.4-P7 was withdrawn prior to publication.

   BIND 9.10.4-P6 addresses the security issue described in CVE-2017-3135,
   and fixes a regression introduced in a prior security release.

   BIND 9.10.4-P5 addresses the security issues described in
   CVE-2016-9131, CVE-2016-9147, CVE-2016-9444 and CVE-2016-9778.

   BIND 9.10.4-P4 addresses the security issue described in CVE-2016-8864.

   BIND 9.10.4-P3 addresses the security issue described in CVE-2016-2776
   and addresses an interoperability issue with ECS clients.

   BIND 9.10.4-P2 addresses the security issue described in CVE-2016-2775.

   BIND 9.10.4-P1 addresses Windows installation issues, the %z modifier
   is not supported under Windows and a race condition in the rbt/rbtdb
   implementation resulting in named exiting due to assertion failures
   being detected.


   The latest versions of BIND 9 software can always be found at There you will find additional
   information about each release, source code, and pre-compiled versions
   for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

New DNSSEC Root Key

   ICANN is in the process of introducing a new Key Signing Key (KSK) for
   the global root zone. BIND has multiple methods for managing DNSSEC
   trust anchors, with somewhat different behaviors. If the root key is
   configured using the managed-keys statement, or if the pre-configured
   root key is enabled by using dnssec-validation auto, then BIND can keep
   keys up to date automatically. Servers configured in this way will roll
   seamlessly to the new key when it is published in the root zone.
   However, keys configured using the trusted-keys statement are not
   automatically maintained. If your server is performing DNSSEC
   validation and is configured using trusted-keys, you are advised to
   change your configuration before the root zone begins signing with the
   new KSK. This is currently scheduled for October 11, 2017.

   This release includes an updated version of the bind.keys file
   containing the new root key. This file can also be downloaded from .

Security Fixes

     * rndc "" could trigger an assertion failure in named. This flaw is
       disclosed in (CVE-2017-3138). [RT #44924]
     * Some chaining (i.e., type CNAME or DNAME) responses to upstream
       queries could trigger assertion failures. This flaw is disclosed in
       CVE-2017-3137. [RT #44734]
     * dns64 with break-dnssec yes; can result in an assertion failure.
       This flaw is disclosed in CVE-2017-3136. [RT #44653]
     * If a server is configured with a response policy zone (RPZ) that
       rewrites an answer with local data, and is also configured for
       DNS64 address mapping, a NULL pointer can be read triggering a
       server crash. This flaw is disclosed in CVE-2017-3135. [RT #44434]
     * named could mishandle authority sections with missing RRSIGs,
       triggering an assertion failure. This flaw is disclosed in
       CVE-2016-9444. [RT #43632]
     * named mishandled some responses where covering RRSIG records were
       returned without the requested data, resulting in an assertion
       failure. This flaw is disclosed in CVE-2016-9147. [RT #43548]
     * named incorrectly tried to cache TKEY records which could trigger
       an assertion failure when there was a class mismatch. This flaw is
       disclosed in CVE-2016-9131. [RT #43522]
     * It was possible to trigger assertions when processing responses
       containing answers of type DNAME. This flaw is disclosed in
       CVE-2016-8864. [RT #43465]
     * It was possible to trigger a assertion when rendering a message
       using a specially crafted request. This flaw is disclosed in
       CVE-2016-2776. [RT #43139]
     * Calling getrrsetbyname() with a non absolute name could trigger an
       infinite recursion bug in lwresd or named with lwres configured if,
       when combined with a search list entry from resolv.conf, the
       resulting name is too long. This flaw is disclosed in
       CVE-2016-2775. [RT #42694]

New Features

     * None.

Feature Changes

     * None.

Porting Changes

     * None.

Bug Fixes

     * A synthesized CNAME record appearing in a response before the
       associated DNAME could be cached, when it should not have been.
       This was a regression introduced while addressing CVE-2016-8864.
       [RT #44318]
     * Fixed a crash when calling rndc stats on some Windows builds: some
       Visual Studio compilers generate code that crashes when the "%z"
       printf() format specifier is used. [RT #42380]
     * ECS clients with the option set to or ::/0/0 were
       incorrectly getting a FORMERR response.
     * Windows installs were failing due to triggering UAC without the
       installation binary being signed.
     * A race condition in rbt/rbtdb was leading to INSISTs being

End of Life

   The end of life for BIND 9.10 is yet to be determined but will not be
   before BIND 9.12.0 has been released for 6 months.

Thank You

   Thank you to everyone who assisted us in making this release possible.
   If you would like to contribute to ISC to assist us in continuing to
   make quality open source software, please visit our donations page at

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