IBM VIOS update for BIND



Published: 2020-08-22
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2020-8616
CVE-2020-8617
CWE ID CWE-399
CWE-617
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #2 is available.
Vulnerable software
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IBM VIOS
Server applications / Application servers

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Advisory

1) Resource management error

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8616

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper management of internal resources with the applicatoin. In order for a server performing recursion to locate records in the DNS graph it must be capable of processing referrals, such as those received when it attempts to query an authoritative server for a record which is delegated elsewhere. A malicious actor who intentionally exploits this lack of effective limitation on the number of fetches performed when processing referrals can, through the use of specially crafted referrals, cause a recursing server to issue a very large number of fetches in an attempt to process the referral.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM VIOS: 2.2.6, 3.1.0, 3.1.1

CPE External links

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/bind_advisory17.asc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

2) Reachable Assertion

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8617

CWE-ID: CWE-617 - Reachable Assertion

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a reachable assertion when checking validity of messages containing TSIG resource records within tsig.c. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted message and cause a BIND server to reach an inconsistent state if the attacker knows (or successfully guesses) the name of a TSIG key used by the server.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM VIOS: 2.2.6, 3.1.0, 3.1.1

CPE External links

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/bind_advisory17.asc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.



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