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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) BIND Input Validation Flaw in Control Channel Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035244
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035244
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1285   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.2.0 - 9.8.8, 9.9.0 - 9.9.8-P3, 9.9.3-S1 - 9.9.8-S5, 9.10.0 - 9.10.3-P3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user on a system specified in the 'named.conf' controls address list can send a specially crafted packet to the target rndc control channel to trigger a parsing error in 'sexpr.c' or 'alist.c' and cause denial of service conditions for clients.

Systems that accept remote commands on the control channel are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target service.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2925-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2925-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.10

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