NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : bind Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2020-0063)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 143897

Synopsis

The remote machine is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04, has bind packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- managed-keys is a feature which allows a BIND resolver to automatically maintain the keys used by trust anchors which operators configure for use in DNSSEC validation. Due to an error in the managed-keys feature it is possible for a BIND server which uses managed-keys to exit due to an assertion failure if, during key rollover, a trust anchor's keys are replaced with keys which use an unsupported algorithm.
Versions affected: BIND 9.9.0 -> 9.10.8-P1, 9.11.0 -> 9.11.5-P1, 9.12.0 -> 9.12.3-P1, and versions 9.9.3-S1 -> 9.11.5-S3 of BIND 9 Supported Preview Edition. Versions 9.13.0 -> 9.13.6 of the 9.13 development branch are also affected. Versions prior to BIND 9.9.0 have not been evaluated for vulnerability to CVE-2018-5745. (CVE-2018-5745)

- Controls for zone transfers may not be properly applied to Dynamically Loadable Zones (DLZs) if the zones are writable Versions affected: BIND 9.9.0 -> 9.10.8-P1, 9.11.0 -> 9.11.5-P2, 9.12.0 -> 9.12.3-P2, and versions 9.9.3-S1 -> 9.11.5-S3 of BIND 9 Supported Preview Edition. Versions 9.13.0 -> 9.13.6 of the 9.13 development branch are also affected. Versions prior to BIND 9.9.0 have not been evaluated for vulnerability to CVE-2019-6465. (CVE-2019-6465)

- With pipelining enabled each incoming query on a TCP connection requires a similar resource allocation to a query received via UDP or via TCP without pipelining enabled. A client using a TCP-pipelined connection to a server could consume more resources than the server has been provisioned to handle. When a TCP connection with a large number of pipelined queries is closed, the load on the server releasing these multiple resources can cause it to become unresponsive, even for queries that can be answered authoritatively or from cache. (This is most likely to be perceived as an intermittent server problem).
(CVE-2019-6477)

- Using a specially-crafted message, an attacker may potentially cause a BIND server to reach an inconsistent state if the attacker knows (or successfully guesses) the name of a TSIG key used by the server. Since BIND, by default, configures a local session key even on servers whose configuration does not otherwise make use of it, almost all current BIND servers are vulnerable. In releases of BIND dating from March 2018 and after, an assertion check in tsig.c detects this inconsistent state and deliberately exits. Prior to the introduction of the check the server would continue operating in an inconsistent state, with potentially harmful results. (CVE-2020-8617)

- 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. (CVE-2020-8616)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL bind packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

See Also

http://security.gd-linux.com/notice/NS-SA-2020-0063

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 143897

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2020-0063_bind.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 12/9/2020

Updated: 12/10/2020

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6465

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/ZTE-CGSL/release, Host/ZTE-CGSL/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5745, CVE-2019-6465, CVE-2019-6477, CVE-2020-8616, CVE-2020-8617

BID: 107140, 107142