Bug 1589616 (CVE-2018-5738)

Summary: CVE-2018-5738 bind: Improper handling of configuration allows all clients to perform recursive queries
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Sam Fowler <sfowler>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: abhgupta, anon.amish, dbaker, jokerman, jpopelka, mruprich, msehnout, pemensik, pzhukov, security-response-team, sthangav, thozza, trankin, vonsch, yozone, zdohnal
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Bug Depends On: Engineering1590578, 1590579, 1590580    
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Description Sam Fowler 2018-06-11 01:13:19 UTC
BIND was found to not properly handle certain configuration options, unintentionally permiting all clients to perform recursive queries. This occurs when "recursion yes;" is in effect and no match list values are provided for "allow-query-cache" or "allow-query" for the setting of "allow-recursion" to inherit a setting of all hosts from the "allow-query" setting default.

The permitting of recursive queries to unauthorized clients can allow for:
* Increase the load on a server, possibly degrading service to authorized clients.
* A server to being co-opted for use in DNS reflection attacks.
* An attacker may be able to deduce which queries a server has previously serviced by examining the results of queries answered from the cache, potentially leaking private information about what queries have been performed.

This affects the following versions:
* 9.9.12
* 9.10.7
* 9.11.3
* 9.12.0 to 9.12.1-P2
* 9.13.0

Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2018-06-12 07:04:09 UTC
The flaw was introduced via the following upstream commit:


This change has not yet been included in any bind in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 6 Sam Fowler 2018-06-13 00:17:55 UTC
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Comment 7 Sam Fowler 2018-06-13 00:20:35 UTC

Name: ISC

Comment 8 Sam Fowler 2018-06-13 00:21:56 UTC
Created bind tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1590580]

Created bind99 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1590579]