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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
(IBM Issues Fix for IBM AIX) BIND Input Validation Flaw in Control Channel Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036126
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036126
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1285   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 18 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:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX.

For 5.3.12: IV85298
For 6.1.9: IV84984
For 7.1.3: IV85296
For 7.1.4: IV84947
For 7.2.0: IV85297

The IBM advisory is available at:

https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/bind_advisory12.asc

Vendor URL:  aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/bind_advisory12.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (AIX)
Underlying OS Comments:  5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 10 2016 BIND Input Validation Flaw in Control Channel Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash



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