• Print
  • Share
  • Dark
    Light

CVE-1999-0833 - nxt bug

  • Updated on 28 Oct 2014
  • 1 minute to read
  • Contributors

Buffer overflow in BIND 8.2 via NXT records.

          CVE: 

CVE-1999-0833

          Posting date: 


                08 Nov 1999        


    







        
                  
          Program Impacted: 


                [BIND](https://www.isc.org/software/bind)        


    







        
                  
          Versions affected: 


                8.2, 8.2.1        


    







        
                  
          Severity: 


                Critical        


    







        
                  
          Exploitable: 


                Remotely        


    






  Description: 



        
                A bug in the processing of NXT records can 

theoretically allow an attacker to gain access to the system running the DNS server with the same privileges that the BIND process has.

  Workarounds: 



        
                None.


    


    






  Active exploits: 



        
                Scripts are available to implement this attack.        


    






  Solution: 



        
                Upgrade to 8.2.2 or newer


    


    

© 2001-2018 Internet Systems Consortium For assistance with problems and questions for which you have not been able to find an answer in our Knowledge Base, we recommend searching our community mailing list archives and/or posting your question there (you will need to register there first for your posts to be accepted). The bind-users and the dhcp-users lists particularly have a long-standing and active membership. ISC relies on the financial support of the community to fund the development of its open source software products. If you would like to support future product evolution and maintenance as well having peace of mind knowing that our team of experts are poised to provide you with individual technical assistance whenever you call upon them, then please consider our Professional Subscription Support services - details can be found on our main website.

Problems with this site? Email us at marketing@isc.org