Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#15426 closed enhancement (fixed)

bind9 bind 9.16.20 (Security Update)

Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: elevated Milestone: 11.0
Component: BOOK Version: git
Severity: normal Keywords:


I've been granted a freeze break for this, so back to 11.0 we go!

New point version.

Security fix for CVE-2021-25218, an easy-to-exploit remotely exploitable denial of service vulnerability.

I will attempt to have this done by the time I head off to bed tonight.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned
   CVE-2021-25218: A too-strict assertion check could be triggered when
   responses in BIND 9.16.19 and 9.17.16 require UDP fragmentation if
   RRL is in use

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

The rest of the changes:

Notes for BIND 9.16.20
Security Fixes

    Fixed an assertion failure that occurred in named when it attempted to send a UDP packet that exceeded the MTU size, if Response Rate Limiting (RRL) was enabled. (CVE-2021-25218) [GL #2856]

    named failed to check the opcode of responses when performing zone refreshes, stub zone updates, and UPDATE forwarding. This could lead to an assertion failure under certain conditions and has been addressed by rejecting responses whose opcode does not match the expected value. [GL #2762]

Feature Changes

    Testing revealed that setting the thread affinity for various types of named threads led to inconsistent recursive performance, as sometimes multiple sets of threads competed over a single resource.

    Due to the above, named no longer sets thread affinity. This causes a slight dip of around 5% in authoritative performance, but recursive performance is now consistently improved. [GL #2822]

    CDS and CDNSKEY records can now be published in a zone without the requirement that they exactly match an existing DNSKEY record, as long as the zone is signed with an algorithm represented in the CDS or CDNSKEY record. This allows a clean rollover from one DNS provider to another when using a multiple-signer DNSSEC configuration. [GL #2710]

Bug Fixes

    Authentication of rndc messages could fail if a controls statement was configured with multiple key algorithms for the same listener. This has been fixed. [GL #2756]

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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