CVE-2022-3080: BIND 9 resolvers configured to answer from stale cache with zero stale-answer-client-timeout may terminate unexpectedly
Document version: 2.0
Posting date: 21 September 2022
Program impacted: BIND
- 9.16.14 -> 9.16.32
- 9.18.0 -> 9.18.6
- 9.19.0 -> 9.19.4
BIND Supported Preview Edition
- 9.16.14-S1 -> 9.16.32-S1 (Note that no versions of the BIND 9.11 Supported Preview Edition are vulnerable).
BIND 9 resolver can crash when stale cache and stale answers are enabled, option
stale-answer-client-timeout is set to
0 and there is a stale CNAME in the cache for an incoming query.
By sending specific queries to the resolver, an attacker can cause
named to crash.
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.
off or to an integer greater than
0 will prevent BIND from crashing due to this issue.
We are not aware of any active exploits.
Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your current version of BIND:
BIND Supported Preview Edition is a special feature preview branch of BIND provided to eligible ISC support customers.
ISC would like to thank Maksym Odinintsev for bringing this vulnerability to our attention.
Document revision history:
1.0 Early Notification, 14 September 2022
1.1 Minor punctuation corrections, 19 September 2022
1.2 Fixed the option name used in the CVE title, 21 September 2022
2.0 Public disclosure, 21 September 2022
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