CVE-2019-6467: An error in the nxdomain redirect feature can cause BIND to exit with an INSIST assertion failure in query.c
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CVE-2019-6467: An error in the nxdomain redirect feature can cause BIND to exit with an INSIST assertion failure in query.c

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CVE: CVE-2019-6467

Document version: 2.0

Posting date: 24 April 2019

Program impacted: BIND

Versions affected: BIND 9.12.0-> 9.12.4, 9.14.0. Also affects all releases in the 9.13 development branch.

Severity: Medium

Exploitable: Remotely

Description:

A programming error in the nxdomain-redirect feature can cause an assertion failure in query.c if the alternate namespace used by nxdomain-redirect is a descendant of a zone that is served locally.

The most likely scenario where this might occur is if the server, in addition to performing NXDOMAIN redirection for recursive clients, is also serving a local copy of the root zone or using mirroring to provide the root zone, although other configurations are also possible.

Impact:

An attacker who can deliberately trigger the condition on a server with a vulnerable configuration can cause BIND to exit, denying service to other clients.

CVSS Score: 5.9

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

For more information on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System and to obtain your specific environmental score please visit: https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0#CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H.

Workarounds:

Exploitation of this defect can be effectively prevented by disabling the nxdomain-redirect feature in the nameserver's configuration.

Active exploits:

None known.

Solution:

Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your current version of BIND:

  • BIND 9.12.4-P1
  • BIND 9.14.1

Document revision history:

1.0 Early Notification, 15 April 2019
1.1 Removed BIND 9.11.6-P1 from Solution version list
2.0 Public Disclosure, 24 April 2019

Related documents:

See our BIND 9 Security Vulnerability Matrix for a complete listing of security vulnerabilities and versions affected.

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