CVE-2022-2881: Buffer overread in statistics channel code
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CVE-2022-2881: Buffer overread in statistics channel code

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Article summary

CVE: CVE-2022-2881

Document version: 2.0

Posting date: 21 September 2022

Program impacted: BIND

Versions affected:


  • 9.18.0 -> 9.18.6
  • 9.19.0 -> 9.19.4

BIND Supported Preview Edition

  • None

Severity: Medium

Exploitable: Remotely


When an HTTP connection was reused to request statistics from the stats channel, the content length of successive responses could grow in size past the end of the allocated buffer.


The underlying bug might cause read past end of the buffer and either read memory it should not read, or crash the process.

CVSS Score: 5.5


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Disable the statistics channel.

Active exploits:

This flaw was discovered in internal testing. We are not aware of any active exploits.


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

  • 9.18.7
  • 9.19.5

The flaw does not affect any versions of BIND prior to 9.18, including BIND 9.16-S.

Document revision history:

1.0 Early Notification, 14 September 2022
1.1 Minor punctuation corrections, 19 September 2022
2.0 Public disclosure, 21 September 2022

Related documents:

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

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