CVE-2014-3859: BIND named can crash due to a defect in EDNS printing processing
- Updated on 18 Apr 2016
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A specially crafted query sent to a BIND nameserver can cause it to crash with a REQUIRE assertion error.
11 June 2014
A query specially crafted to exploit a defect in EDNS option processing can cause named to terminate with an assertion failure.
Both authoritative and recursive servers are vulnerable to this defect. Exploitation of this condition can cause a denial of service in nameservers running affected versions of BIND 9.10. Access Control Lists do not provide protection.
The bug which causes this condition is in libdns; consequently in addition to the named server process other applications (for example: dig and delv) built using the libdns library from the affected source distributions can also be forced to crash with assertion failures triggered in the same fashion.
CVSS Score: 7.8
CVSS Equation: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
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No known workarounds at this time.
There are no known active exploits.
Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your current version of BIND. Open source versions can all be downloaded from http://www.isc.org/downloads.
- BIND 9 version 9.10.0-P2
ISC would like to thank Codenomicon for detecting this issue.
Document Revision History:
1.0 Phase One, Advance Notification, 04 June 2014
2.0 Phase Four, Public Disclosure, 11 June 2014
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