GLSA-200702-06 : BIND: Denial of Service
High Nessus Plugin ID 24367
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-06 (BIND: Denial of Service)
An unspecified improper usage of an already freed context has been reported. Additionally, an assertion error could be triggered in the DNSSEC validation of some responses to type ANY queries with multiple RRsets.
A remote attacker could crash the server through unspecified vectors or, if DNSSEC validation is enabled, by sending certain crafted ANY queries.
There is no known workaround at this time for the first issue. The DNSSEC validation Denial of Service can be prevented by disabling DNSSEC validation until the upgrade to a fixed version. Note that DNSSEC validation is disabled on a default configuration.
SolutionAll ISC BIND 9.3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/bind-9.3.4' All ISC BIND 9.2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/bind-9.2.8'