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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
(HPE Issues Fix) BIND DNAME Response Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037742
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037742
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8864   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 31 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0.x - 9.8.x, 9.9.0 - 9.9.9-P3, 9.9.3-S1 - 9.9.9-S5, 9.10.0 - 9.10.4-P3, 9.11.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can return a recursive response containing a specially crafted DNAME answer to trigger a flaw in 'db.c' or 'resolver.c' and cause the target resolver to crash.

Tony Finch (University of Cambridge), Marco Davids (SIDN Labs), and others reported this vulnerability.

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

The HPE advisory is available at:

https://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05381687

Vendor URL:  h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05381687 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  B.11.31

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Nov 1 2016 BIND DNAME Response Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash



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