#VU45818 Reachable Assertion in ISC BIND

Published: 2020-08-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU45818

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8623


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / DNS servers

Vendor: ISC


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

The vulnerability exists due to a reachable assertion when processing DNS query for a zone signed with RSA. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted query and crash the DNS server.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability requires that BIND is built with "--enable-native-pkcs11".

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Vulnerable software versions

ISC BIND: 9.10.0 - 9.17.3

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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.

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