Knowledge Base ISC Main Website Ask a Question/Contact ISC
CVE-2015-8705: Problems converting OPT resource records and ECS options to text format can cause BIND to terminate.
Author: ISC Support Reference Number: AA-01336 Views: 49679 Created: 2016-01-19 11:30 Last Updated: 2016-04-18 23:33 0 Rating/ Voters
Document Version:          
2.0
Posting date: 
19 January 2016
Program Impacted: 
BIND
Versions affected: 
9.10.0->9.10.3-P2
Severity:
Medium
Exploitable: 
Remotely

Description:

In versions of BIND 9.10, errors can occur when OPT pseudo-RR data or ECS options are formatted to text.  In 9.10.3 through 9.10.3-P2, the issue may result in a REQUIRE assertion failure in buffer.c. In prior 9.10 versions, it may result in named crashing (such as with a segmentation fault) or other misbehavior due to a buffer overrun.

Impact:

This issue can affect both authoritative and recursive servers if they are performing debug logging. (It may also crash related tools which use the same code, such as dig or delv.)

CVSS Score:  5.4

CVSS Vector:  (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

For more information on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System and to obtain your specific environmental score please visit: http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2&vector=(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Workarounds:

CVE-2015-8705 can be avoided in named by disabling debug logging.

Active exploits:

No known active exploits.

Solution:  Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your current version of BIND.  This can be downloaded from http://www.isc.org/downloads.

  • BIND 9 version 9.10.3-P3

Acknowledgements: ISC would like to thank Tatuya Jinmei of Infoblox for discovering and reporting one of the issues corrected in this fix.

Document Revision History:

1.0 Advance Notification 12 January 2016
1.1 "Versions affected", "Severity", "Description", and "Impact" information corrected. 15 January 2016
2.0 Public disclosure 19 January 2016

Related Documents:

See our BIND9 Security Vulnerability Matrix at https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00913 for a complete listing of Security Vulnerabilities and versions affected.

If you'd like more information on ISC Subscription Support and Advance Security Notifications, please visit http://www.isc.org/support/.

Do you still have questions?  Questions regarding this advisory should go to security-officer@isc.orgTo report a new issue, please encrypt your message using security-officer@isc.org's PGP key which can be found here: https://www.isc.org/downloads/software-support-policy/openpgp-key/.  If you are unable to use encrypted email, you may also report new issues at: https://www.isc.org/community/report-bug/.

Note: ISC patches only currently supported versions. When possible we indicate EOL versions affected.  (For current information on which versions are actively supported, please see http://www.isc.org/downloads/). 

ISC Security Vulnerability Disclosure Policy:  Details of our current security advisory policy and practice can be found here: https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00861/164/ISC-Software-Defect-and-Security-Vulnerability-Disclosure-Policy.html

This Knowledge Base article https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01336 is the complete and official security advisory document.

Legal Disclaimer:
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is providing this notice on an "AS IS" basis. No warranty or guarantee of any kind is expressed in this notice and none should be implied. ISC expressly excludes and disclaims any warranties regarding this notice or materials referred to in this notice, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, absence of hidden defects, or of non-infringement. Your use or reliance on this notice or materials referred to in this notice is at your own risk. ISC may change this notice at any time.  A stand-alone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the document URL is an uncontrolled copy. Uncontrolled copies may lack important information, be out of date, or contain factual errors.


© 2001-2016 Internet Systems Consortium

Please help us to improve the content of our knowledge base by letting us know below how we can improve this article.

If you have a technical question or problem on which you'd like help, please don't submit it here as article feedback.

For assistance with problems and questions for which you have not been able to find an answer in our Knowledge Base, we recommend searching our community mailing list archives and/or posting your question there (you will need to register there first for your posts to be accepted). The bind-users and the dhcp-users lists particularly have a long-standing and active membership.

ISC relies on the financial support of the community to fund the development of its open source software products. If you would like to support future product evolution and maintenance as well having peace of mind knowing that our team of experts are poised to provide you with individual technical assistance whenever you call upon them, then please consider our Professional Subscription Support services - details can be found on our main website.

Feedback
  • There is no feedback for this article
Info Submit Feedback on this Article
Nickname: Your Email: Subject: Comment:
Enter the code below:
Quick Jump Menu