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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
BIND TCP Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027297
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3868   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 25 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.9.0 through 9.9.1-P1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can generate high TCP query loads to trigger a memory leak in the processing of empty queues and adversely affect system performance.

On systems that kill out-of-memory processes, this can trigger an automatic shutdown of named.

Kevin Sheehan of Infoblox, Inc., and Anand Buddhdev from the RIPE NCC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause performance degradation on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.9.1-P2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 26 2012 (Infoblox Issues Advisory) BIND TCP Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Infoblox has issued an advisory.

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