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bind9 -- denial of service


Problem description

A DNSSEC-related validator function in BIND 9.3.0 contains an inappropriate internal consistency test. When this test is triggered, named(8) will exit.


On systems with DNSSEC enabled, a remote attacker may be able to inject a specially crafted packet that will cause the internal consistency test to trigger, and named(8) to terminate. As a result, the name server will no longer be available to service requests.


DNSSEC is not enabled by default, and the "dnssec-enable" directive is not normally present. If DNSSEC has been enabled, disable it by changing the "dnssec-enable" directive to "dnssec-enable no;" in the named.conf(5) configuration file.



portaudit: bind9 -- denial of service

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