CVE-2022-3488: BIND Supported Preview Edition named may terminate unexpectedly when processing ECS options in repeated responses to iterative queries
Document version: 2.0
Posting date: 25 January 2023
Program impacted: BIND 9
BIND Supported Preview Edition
- 9.11.4-S1 -> 9.11.37-S1
- 9.16.8-S1 -> 9.16.36-S1
Processing of repeated responses to the same query, where both responses contain ECS pseudo-options, but where the first is broken in some way, can cause BIND to exit with an assertion failure.
'Broken' in this context is anything that would cause the resolver to reject the query response, such as a mismatch between query and answer name.
An attacker controlling a malicious nameserver could respond with two responses in quick succession, each with a "CLIENT-SUBNET" pseudo-option and where the first is broken. Processing the second response after the first causes named to terminate.
All affected versions of the BIND Supported Preview Edition are vulnerable, including those that are not configured to use ECS.
CVSS Score: 7.5
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/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://nvd.nist.gov/vuln-metrics/cvss/v3-calculator?vector=AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H&version=3.1.
No workarounds known.
We are not aware of any active exploits.
Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your current version of BIND 9:
BIND Supported Preview Edition is a special feature preview branch of BIND provided to eligible ISC support customers.
ISC would like to thank Infoblox for bringing this vulnerability to our attention.
Document revision history:
- 1.0 Early Notification, 18 January 2023
- 2.0 Public disclosure, 25 January 2023
See our BIND 9 Security Vulnerability Matrix for a complete listing of security vulnerabilities and versions affected.
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