Denial of service in ISC Bind



Published: 2020-06-19
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8619
CWE-ID CWE-617
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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ISC BIND
Server applications / DNS servers

Vendor ISC

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Reachable Assertion

EUVDB-ID: #VU29151

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8619

CWE-ID: CWE-617 - Reachable Assertion

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a reachable assertion when processing entries with an asterisk ("*") character in rbtdb.c. Unless a nameserver is providing authoritative service for one or more zones and at least one zone contains an empty non-terminal entry containing an asterisk ("*") character, an attacker with ability to change zone content can trigger assertion failure and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Note, this vulnerability may affect hosting provider that allow users access to domain management functionality.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

ISC BIND: 9.11.14 - 9.16.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://kb.isc.org/docs/cve-2020-8619

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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