CVE-2022-0667: Assertion failure on delayed DS lookup
Document version: 2.0
Posting date: 16 March 2022
Program impacted: BIND
Versions affected: BIND 9.18.0
In BIND 9.18.0 the recursive client code was refactored. This refactoring introduced a "backstop lifetime timer".
While BIND is processing a request for a DS record that needs to be forwarded, it waits until this processing is complete or until the backstop lifetime timer has timed out. When the
resume_dslookup() function is called as a result of such a timeout, the function does not test whether the fetch has previously been shut down. This introduces the possibility of triggering an assertion failure, which could cause the BIND process to terminate.
Only the BIND 9.18 branch is affected.
When the vulnerability is triggered the BIND process will exit.
CVSS Score: 7.0
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1:AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
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No workarounds known.
We are not aware of any active exploits.
- Users of BIND 9.18.0 should upgrade to BIND 9.18.1
Document revision history:
1.0 Early Notification, 9 March 2022
2.0 Public disclosure, 16 March 2022
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