CVE-2020-8616

MEDIUM

Description

A malicious actor who intentionally exploits this lack of effective limitation on the number of fetches performed when processing referrals can, through the use of specially crafted referrals, cause a recursing server to issue a very large number of fetches in an attempt to process the referral. This has at least two potential effects: The performance of the recursing server can potentially be degraded by the additional work required to perform these fetches, and The attacker can exploit this behavior to use the recursing server as a reflector in a reflection attack with a high amplification factor.

References

http://www.nxnsattack.com

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/05/19/4

https://kb.isc.org/docs/cve-2020-8616

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/05/msg00031.html

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/JKJXVBOKZ36ER3EUCR7VRB7WGHIIMPNJ/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/WOGCJS2XQ3SQNF4W6GLZ73LWZJ6ZZWZI/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20200522-0002/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4365-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4365-2/

https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4689

https://www.synology.com/security/advisory/Synology_SA_20_12

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-05-19

Updated: 2020-06-04

Type: CWE-400

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.6

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH