BIND 9.10.3 Release Notes
| Author: ISC Support Reference Number: AA-01306 Views: 18701 Created: 2015-09-16 01:40 Last Updated: 2015-09-16 01:40
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This document summarizes changes since the last production release
of BIND on the corresponding major release branch.
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An incorrect boundary check in the OPENPGPKEY rdatatype
could trigger an assertion failure. This flaw is disclosed
in CVE-2015-5986. [RT #40286]
A buffer accounting error could trigger an assertion failure
when parsing certain malformed DNSSEC keys.
This flaw was discovered by Hanno Böck of the Fuzzing
Project, and is disclosed in CVE-2015-5722. [RT #40212]
A specially crafted query could trigger an assertion failure
This flaw was discovered by Jonathan Foote, and is disclosed
in CVE-2015-5477. [RT #40046]
On servers configured to perform DNSSEC validation, an
assertion failure could be triggered on answers from
a specially configured server.
This flaw was discovered by Breno Silveira Soares, and is
disclosed in CVE-2015-4620. [RT #39795]
New quotas have been added to limit the queries that are
sent by recursive resolvers to authoritative servers
experiencing denial-of-service attacks. When configured,
these options can both reduce the harm done to authoritative
servers and also avoid the resource exhaustion that can be
experienced by recursives when they are being used as a
vehicle for such an attack.
NOTE: These options are not available by default; use
configure --enable-fetchlimit to include
them in the build.
fetches-per-server limits the number of
simultaneous queries that can be sent to any single
authoritative server. The configured value is a starting
point; it is automatically adjusted downward if the server is
partially or completely non-responsive. The algorithm used to
adjust the quota can be configured via the
fetches-per-zone limits the number of
simultaneous queries that can be sent for names within a
single domain. (Note: Unlike "fetches-per-server", this
value is not self-tuning.)
Statistics counters have also been added to track the number
of queries affected by these quotas.
dig +ednsflags can now be used to set
yet-to-be-defined EDNS flags in DNS requests.
dig +[no]ednsnegotiation can now be used enable /
disable EDNS version negotiation.
An --enable-querytrace configure switch is
now available to enable very verbose query tracelogging. This
option can only be set at compile time. This option has a
negative performance impact and should be used only for
Large inline-signing changes should be less disruptive.
Signature generation is now done incrementally; the number
of signatures to be generated in each quantum is controlled
The experimental SIT extension now uses the EDNS COOKIE
option code point (10) and is displayed as "COOKIE:
<value>". The existing named.conf directives;
"request-sit", "sit-secret" and "nosit-udp-size", are
still valid and will be replaced by "send-cookie",
"cookie-secret" and "nocookie-udp-size" in BIND 9.11.
The existing dig directive "+sit" is still valid and will
be replaced with "+cookie" in BIND 9.11.
When retrying a query via TCP due to the first answer being
truncated, dig will now correctly send
the COOKIE value returned by the server in the prior
response. [RT #39047]
Retrieving the local port range from net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range
on Linux is now supported.
Active Directory names of the form gc._msdcs.<forest> are
now accepted as valid hostnames when using the
check-names option. <forest> is still
restricted to letters, digits and hyphens.
Names containing rich text are now accepted as valid
hostnames in PTR records in DNS-SD reverse lookup zones,
as specified in RFC 6763. [RT #37889]
Asynchronous zone loads were not handled correctly when the
zone load was already in progress; this could trigger a crash
in zt.c. [RT #37573]
A race during shutdown or reconfiguration could
cause an assertion failure in mem.c. [RT #38979]
Some answer formatting options didn't work correctly with
dig +short. [RT #39291]
Malformed records of some types, including NSAP and UNSPEC,
could trigger assertion failures when loading text zone files.
[RT #40274] [RT #40285]
Fixed a possible crash in ratelimiter.c caused by NOTIFY
messages being removed from the wrong rate limiter queue.
was inconsistently applied. [RT #40456]
BADVERS responses from broken authoritative name servers were
not handled correctly. [RT #40427]
Several bugs have been fixed in the RPZ implementation:
Policy zones that did not specifically require recursion
could be treated as if they did; consequently, setting
qname-wait-recurse no; was
sometimes ineffective. This has been corrected.
In most configurations, behavioral changes due to this
fix will not be noticeable. [RT #39229]
The server could crash if policy zones were updated (e.g.
via rndc reload or an incoming zone
transfer) while RPZ processing was still ongoing for an
active query. [RT #39415]
On servers with one or more policy zones configured as
slaves, if a policy zone updated during regular operation
(rather than at startup) using a full zone reload, such as
via AXFR, a bug could allow the RPZ summary data to fall out
of sync, potentially leading to an assertion failure in
rpz.c when further incremental updates were made to the
zone, such as via IXFR. [RT #39567]
The server could match a shorter prefix than what was
available in CLIENT-IP policy triggers, and so, an
unexpected action could be taken. This has been
corrected. [RT #39481]
The server could crash if a reload of an RPZ zone was
initiated while another reload of the same zone was
already in progress. [RT #39649]
Query names could match against the wrong policy zone
if wildcard records were present. [RT #40357]
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