Bug 1411377 (CVE-2016-9444)

Summary: CVE-2016-9444 bind: assertion failure while handling an unusually-formed DS record response
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Dhiru Kholia <dkholia>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Petr Sklenar <psklenar>
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Priority: high    
Version: unspecifiedCC: pemensik, security-response-team, slawomir, slong, yozone
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled an unusually-formed DS record response. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS response.
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Bug Depends On: 1411417, 1411418, 1412462, 1412463, 1457189    
Bug Blocks: 1411339    

Description Dhiru Kholia 2017-01-09 15:10:40 UTC
An unusually-formed answer containing a DS resource record could trigger an assertion failure. While the combination of properties which triggers the assertion should not occur in normal traffic, it is potentially possible for the assertion to be triggered deliberately by an attacker sending a specially-constructed answer having the required properties.

This vulnerability occurs during the processing of an answer packet received in response to a query. As a result, recursive servers are at the greatest risk; authoritative servers are at risk only to the extent that they perform a limited set of queries.

This description is borrowed from the upstream advisory.

Comment 1 Dhiru Kholia 2017-01-09 15:10:56 UTC

Name: ISC

Comment 4 Dhiru Kholia 2017-01-12 05:17:55 UTC
Created bind tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1412462]

Comment 5 Dhiru Kholia 2017-01-12 05:18:01 UTC
Created bind99 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1412463]

Comment 6 Dhiru Kholia 2017-01-12 05:18:42 UTC
External References:


Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2017-01-16 05:51:39 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:0062 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0062.html

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2017-06-28 09:01:57 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Extended Update Support

Via RHSA-2017:1583 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1583