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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
BIND Socket Error Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034419
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034419
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8461   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 15 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.9.8 - 9.9.8-P1, 9.9.8-S1 - 9.9.8-S2, 9.10.3 - 9.10.3-P1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can potentially trigger a race condition in the processing of socket errors in 'resolver.c' and cause the target service to crash.

The vulnerability was introduced in the September 2015 maintenance releases of 9.9.8 and 9.10.3.

John O'Brien of the University of Pennsylvania reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.9.8-P2, 9.10.3-P2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01319

Vendor URL:  kb.isc.org/article/AA-01319 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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