Bug 1578591 (CVE-2018-5736) - CVE-2018-5736 bind: Multiple transfers of a zone in quick succession can cause an assertion failure in rbtdb.c
Summary: CVE-2018-5736 bind: Multiple transfers of a zone in quick succession can caus...
Alias: CVE-2018-5736
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1578903
Blocks: 1578592
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Reported: 2018-05-15 23:52 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2021-09-09 14:04 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: bind 9.12.1-P2
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A flaw was found in the way zone databases were handled by bind. An attacker with permissions to initiate a zone transfer could cause bind to crash.
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Last Closed: 2018-05-17 04:01:31 UTC

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Description Sam Fowler 2018-05-15 23:52:04 UTC
BIND versions 9.12.0 and 9.12.1 have an error in zone database reference counting that can lead to an assertion failure if a server attempts several transfers of a slave zone in quick succession.

This defect could be deliberately exercised by an attacker who is permitted to cause a vulnerable server to initiate zone transfers (for example: by sending valid NOTIFY messages), causing the named process to exit after failing the assertion test.

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2018-05-17 03:59:20 UTC

This security flaw only affects bind versions 9.12.0 and 9.12.1. Since Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not ship any of these bind versions, it is not affected.

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