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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
(F5 Issues Fix for F5 BIG-IP) BIND DNS Packet Options Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037154
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037154
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2848   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 1 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause the target service to crash. F5 BIG-IP is affected.

A remote user can send a DNS packet with specially crafted options to cause the target 'named' service to crash.

Authoritative and recursive servers are affected.

Toshifumi Sakaguchi reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target 'named' service to crash.
Solution:   F5 Networks has issued a fix for CVE-2016-2848 for F5 BIG-IP.

[Editor's note: BIG-IP DNS and BIG-IP WebSafe are not affected.]

The F5 Networks advisory is available at:

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/01/sol01471335.html

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/k/01/sol01471335.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 20 2016 BIND DNS Packet Options Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash



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