CVE-2019-6471: A race condition when discarding malformed packets can cause BIND to exit with an assertion failure
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CVE-2019-6471: A race condition when discarding malformed packets can cause BIND to exit with an assertion failure

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CVE: CVE-2019-6471

Document version: 2.0

Posting date: 19 June 2019

Program impacted: BIND

Versions affected: BIND 9.11.0 -> 9.11.7, 9.12.0 -> 9.12.4-P1, 9.14.0 -> 9.14.2. Also all releases of the BIND 9.13 development branch and version 9.15.0 of the BIND 9.15 development branch. BIND Supported Preview Edition versions 9.11.3-S1 -> 9.11.7-S1.

Severity: Medium

Exploitable: Remotely

Description:

A race condition which may occur when discarding malformed packets can result in BIND exiting due to a REQUIRE assertion failure in dispatch.c.

Impact:

An attacker who can cause a resolver to perform queries which will be answered by a server which responds with deliberately malformed answers can cause named to exit, denying service to clients.

CVSS Score: 5.9

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

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:

None.

Active exploits:

None known.

Solution:

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

  • BIND 9.11.8
  • BIND 9.12.4-P2
  • BIND 9.14.3
  • BIND 9.15.1

BIND Supported Preview Edition is a special feature preview branch of BIND provided to eligible ISC support customers.

  • BIND 9.11.8-S1

Acknowledgements: ISC would like to thank CERN for helping us to discover this issue.

Document revision history:

1.0 Early Notification, 12 June 2019
2.0 Public Disclosure, 19 June 2019

Related documents:

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

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Note:

ISC patches only currently supported versions. When possible we indicate EOL versions affected. (For current information on which versions are actively supported, please see https://www.isc.org/downloads/.)

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