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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   McAfee Firewall Enterprise Vendors:   McAfee
(McAfee Issues Fix for McAfee Firewall Enterprise) ISC BIND RDATA Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027687
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CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5166   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 19 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): -, 8.2.x, 8.3.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ISC BIND. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. McAfee Firewall Enterprise is affected.

A remote user can send a request for a record that has been loaded with specific combinations of RDATA to cause the target named service to lock up.

This can be exploited against recursive servers by causing the target recursive server to query for records provided by an authoritative server.

Jake Montgomery of Dyn, Inc. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to lock up and fail to respond to queries or control commands.
Solution:   McAfee has issued a fix for McAfee Firewall Enterprise (, 8.2.1P06, 8.3.0P02).

The McAfee advisory is available at:

Cause:   State error

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Oct 11 2012 ISC BIND RDATA Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service

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