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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
(HP Issues Fix for OpenVMS) BIND DNSSEC Validation Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034874
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0494   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 29 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0.x, 9.1.x, 9.2.0 - 9.2.7, 9.3.0 - 9.3.3, 9.4.x prior to 9.4.0rc2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target service to crash. A type * (ANY) DNS query that results in a response with multiple RRsets can trigger this flaw in the DNSSEC validation code.

The following versions are affected:

BIND 9.0.x
BIND 9.1.x
BIND 9.2.0, 9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 9.2.4, 9.2.5, 9.2.6, 9.2.7
BIND 9.3.0, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3
BIND 9.4.0a1, 9.4.0a2, 9.4.0a3, 9.4.0a4, 9.4.0a5, 9.4.0a6, 9.4.0b1, 9.4.0b2, 9.4.0b3, 9.4.0b4, 9.4.0rc1
BIND 9.5.0a1 (Bind Forum only)

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target name service to crash.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix.

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  OpenVMS
Underlying OS Comments:  8.4

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 30 2007 BIND DNSSEC Validation Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBOV03540 rev.1 - HPE OpenVMS TCPIP Bind Services and OpenVMS TCPIP IPC Services for OpenVMS, Remote Disclosure of Information, Execution of Code, Denial of Service (DoS)

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Document ID: c04952488
Version: 1

HPSBOV03540 rev.1 - HPE OpenVMS TCPIP Bind Services and OpenVMS TCPIP IPC
Services for OpenVMS, Remote Disclosure of Information, Execution of Code,
Denial of Service (DoS)

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-01-28
Last Updated: 2016-01-28

Potential Security Impact: Remote Code Execution, Denial of Service (DoS),
Disclosure of Information

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team

Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with the OpenVMS
TCPIP Bind Services and OpenVMS TCPIP IPC Services for OpenVMS. These
vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely resulting in execution of code
with the privileges of Bind, disclosure of information, or cause a Denial of
Service (DoS).


  - CVE-2007-0493
  - CVE-2007-0494
  - CVE-2012-1667
  - CVE-2012-5166
  - CVE-2012-4244
  - CVE-2009-4022
  - CVE-2010-0097
  - CVE-2008-0122
  - PSRT110022

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenVMS TCPIP Services V 5.7 ECO5 BIND


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2007-0493    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)        7.8
CVE-2007-0494    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)        4.3
CVE-2012-1667    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:C)        8.5
CVE-2012-5166    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)        7.8
CVE-2012-4244    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)        7.8
CVE-2009-4022    (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)        2.6
CVE-2010-0097    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)        4.3
CVE-2008-0122    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)       10.0
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HPE has made the following patch kits available to resolve the
vulnerabilities with the OpenVMS TCPIP Bind Services and OpenVMS TCPIP IPC
Services for OpenVMS

| Platform              | Patch Kit Name                        |
| Alpha OpenVMS  V8.4	| DEC-AXPVMS-TCPIP_CVE_PAT-V0507-ECO5-4 |


  - For CVE-2008-0122, please contact HPE OpenVMS support to request patch
kit TCPIP$IPC_SHR (V5.7-ECO5B) that is now available after the above patch
  - Please read the release notes of these kits for more information
including other features that are provided.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 28 January 2016 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software
products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management

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3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HPE General Software
HF = HPE Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software

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