NULL pointer dereference in ISC BIND



Published: 2020-11-26
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-476
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) NULL pointer dereference

EUVDB-ID: #VU48663

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 3.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error. After a Negative Trust Anchor (NTA) is added, BIND performs periodic checks to see if it is still necessary. If BIND encountered a failure while creating a query to perform such a check, it attempted to dereference a NULL pointer, resulting in a crash. A remote user can pass specially crafted data to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

ISC BIND: 9.11.0 - 9.11.24-S1


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2020&m=slackware-security.434041

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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