Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#13949 closed enhancement (fixed)

bind bind9 9.16.6

Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: high Milestone: 10.1
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New security release

Notes for BIND 9.16.6
Security Fixes

    It was possible to trigger an assertion failure by sending a specially crafted large TCP DNS message. This was disclosed in CVE-2020-8620.

    ISC would like to thank Emanuel Almeida of Cisco Systems, Inc. for bringing this vulnerability to our attention. [GL #1996]

    named could crash after failing an assertion check in certain query resolution scenarios where QNAME minimization and forwarding were both enabled. To prevent such crashes, QNAME minimization is now always disabled for a given query resolution process, if forwarders are used at any point. This was disclosed in CVE-2020-8621.

    ISC would like to thank Joseph Gullo for bringing this vulnerability to our attention. [GL #1997]

    It was possible to trigger an assertion failure when verifying the response to a TSIG-signed request. This was disclosed in CVE-2020-8622.

    ISC would like to thank Dave Feldman, Jeff Warren, and Joel Cunningham of Oracle for bringing this vulnerability to our attention. [GL #2028]

    When BIND 9 was compiled with native PKCS#11 support, it was possible to trigger an assertion failure in code determining the number of bits in the PKCS#11 RSA public key with a specially crafted packet. This was disclosed in CVE-2020-8623.

    ISC would like to thank Lyu Chiy for bringing this vulnerability to our attention. [GL #2037]

    update-policy rules of type subdomain were incorrectly treated as zonesub rules, which allowed keys used in subdomain rules to update names outside of the specified subdomains. The problem was fixed by making sure subdomain rules are again processed as described in the ARM. This was disclosed in CVE-2020-8624.

    ISC would like to thank Joop Boonen of credativ GmbH for bringing this vulnerability to our attention. [GL #2055]

New Features

    A new configuration option stale-cache-enable has been introduced to enable or disable keeping stale answers in cache. [GL #1712]

Feature Changes

    BIND’s cache database implementation has been updated to use a faster hash function with better distribution. In addition, the effective max-cache-size (configured explicitly, defaulting to a value based on system memory or set to unlimited) now pre-allocates fixed-size hash tables. This prevents interruption to query resolution when the hash table sizes need to be increased. [GL #1775]
    Resource records received with 0 TTL are no longer kept in the cache to be used for stale answers. [GL #1829]

Bug Fixes

    Wildcard RPZ passthru rules could incorrectly be overridden by other rules that were loaded from RPZ zones which appeared later in the response-policy statement. This has been fixed. [GL #1619]
    The IPv6 Duplicate Address Detection (DAD) mechanism could inadvertently prevent named from binding to new IPv6 interfaces, by causing multiple route socket messages to be sent for each IPv6 address. named monitors for new interfaces to bind() to when it is configured to listen on any or on a specific range of addresses. New IPv6 interfaces can be in a “tentative” state before they are fully available for use. When DAD is in use, two messages are emitted by the route socket: one when the interface first appears and then a second one when it is fully “up.” An attempt by named to bind() to the new interface prematurely would fail, causing it thereafter to ignore that address/interface. The problem was worked around by setting the IP_FREEBIND option on the socket and trying to bind() to each IPv6 address again if the first bind() call for that address failed with EADDRNOTAVAIL. [GL #2038]
    Addressed an error in recursive clients stats reporting which could cause underflow, and even negative statistics. There were occasions when an incoming query could trigger a prefetch for some eligible RRset, and if the prefetch code were executed before recursion, no increment in recursive clients stats would take place. Conversely, when processing the answers, if the recursion code were executed before the prefetch, the same counter would be decremented without a matching increment. [GL #1719]
    The introduction of KASP support inadvertently caused the second field of sig-validity-interval to always be calculated in hours, even in cases when it should have been calculated in days. This has been fixed. (Thanks to Tony Finch.) [GL !3735]
    LMDB locking code was revised to make rndc reconfig work properly on FreeBSD and with LMDB >= 0.9.26. [GL #1976]

Looks like five security fixes here.

I don't think BIND DNS Server is tagged yet, but IIRC I tagged Bind-Utils earlier in the week.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 4 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 4 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at r23683

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