CVE-2018-5734: A malformed request can trigger an assertion failure in badcache.c
mcnally at isc.org
Wed Feb 28 18:22:38 UTC 2018
While we are posting it in this public announcement forum (as is our
process for handling all security vulnerabilities in BIND) please note
that the following security advisory applies ONLY to several releases
in BIND 9 Supported Preview Edition, a special feature preview version
of BIND that is provided to eligible ISC support customers but not
Unless you are running a version of BIND that is built from a Supported
Preview Edition release this vulnerability disclosure should not apply
to you and may be safely disregarded.
If you are uncertain what version of BIND you are running --
all modern versions of BIND should report their version and build info
if you invoke the server with the "-V" argument, i.e. "named -V"
If your version information does not match one of the release versions
listed in the "Versions affected" field below then you are not affected.
Document Version: 2.0
Posting date: 28 Feb 2018
Program Impacted: BIND
Versions affected: 9.10.5-S1 to 9.10.5-S4, 9.10.6-S1, 9.10.6-S2
While handling a particular type of malformed packet BIND
erroneously selects a SERVFAIL rcode instead of a FORMERR rcode.
If the receiving view has the SERVFAIL cache feature enabled,
this can trigger an assertion failure in badcache.c when the
request doesn't contain all of the expected information.
Servers running the affected versions (9.10.5-S1 to 9.10.5-S4,
9.10.6-S1, and 9.10.6-S2) are vulnerable if they allow recursion,
unless the SERVFAIL cache is disabled for the receiving view.
CVSS Score: 7.5
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
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Disabling the SERVFAIL cache with 'servfail-ttl 0;' will prevent
taking the code path that leads to the assertion failure.
No known active exploits.
Upgrade to the patched release. No publicly released versions of
BIND are affected
BIND Supported Preview Edition is a special feature preview
branch of BIND provided to eligible ISC support customers.
- BIND 9 version 9.10.6-S3
Document Revision History:
1.0 Advance Notification 20 February, 2018
2.0 Public Disclosure 28 February, 2018
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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