- 20 Aug 2020
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CVE-2020-8623: A flaw in native PKCS#11 code can lead to a remotely triggerable assertion failure in pk11.c
- Updated on 20 Aug 2020
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Document version: 2.0
Posting date: 20 August 2020
Program impacted: BIND
Versions affected: BIND 9.10.0 -> 9.11.21, 9.12.0 -> 9.16.5, 9.17.0 -> 9.17.3, also affects 9.10.5-S1 -> 9.11.21-S1 of the BIND 9 Supported Preview Edition
If BIND is built with "--enable-native-pkcs11" then a specially crafted query for a zone signed with RSA can trigger an assertion failure.
An attacker that can reach a vulnerable system with a specially crafted query packet can trigger a crash.
To be vulnerable, the system must:
* be running BIND that was built with "--enable-native-pkcs11"
* be signing one or more zones with an RSA key
* be able to receive queries from a possible attacker
CVSS Score: 6.7
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C
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/E:P/RL:O/RC:C&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:
- BIND 9.11.22
- BIND 9.16.6
- BIND 9.17.4
BIND Supported Preview Edition is a special feature preview branch of BIND provided to eligible ISC support customers.
- BIND 9.11.22-S1
Acknowledgments: ISC would like to thank Lyu Chiy for bringing this vulnerability to our attention.
Document revision history:
1.0 Early Notification, 12 August 2020
1.1 Updated Posting Date, 17 August 2020
2.0 Public Announcement, 20 August 2020
See our BIND 9 Security Vulnerability Matrix for a complete listing of security vulnerabilities and versions affected.
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