Redhat: 'bind' DoS vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
RedHat Linux A remote DoS (denial of service) attack is possible with bind versions prior to 8.2.2_P7.

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated bind packages fixing DoS attack available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:107-01
Issue date:        2000-11-11
Updated on:        2000-11-11
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          bind DoS denial of service attack exploit security
Cross references:  N/A
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1. Topic:

A remote DoS (denial of service) attack is possible with bind versions
prior to 8.2.2_P7.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 5.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2EE - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 7.0J - i386, alpha, sparc

3. Problem description:

A bug in bind 8.2.2_P5 allows for a denial of service attack.
If named is open to zone transfers and recursive resolving, it will crash
after a ZXFR for the authoritative zone and a query of a remote hostname.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.


Disabling zone transfers to non-trusted hosts by adding
allow-transfer { trusted-hosts; };
to /etc/named.conf prevents the exploit from working on older releases,
however, this does not fix the problem.

5. Bug IDs fixed  (http://bugzilla.Red Hat.com/bugzilla for more info):

20546 - bind 8.2.2-P5 remote DoS


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 5.2:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/5.2/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.alpha.rpm

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/5.2/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/5.2/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/5.2/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 6.0:

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.i386.rpm

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.alpha.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.0/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 6.1:

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.1/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.1/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.i386.rpm

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.1/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.alpha.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.1/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.alpha.rpm

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.0:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.alpha.rpm

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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a8384e027a701ac18c222e8cf692d1bb  5.2/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.src.rpm
1a9d82ed254a4316000b0951870b7a1a  5.2/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.alpha.rpm
6fdd9dc50a075d82b457f6a1079cdef6  5.2/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.i386.rpm
92801fa17e15665fab7ea18b9623ecd7  5.2/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.5.2.sparc.rpm
c663e471d722b6d59d147233c96466f9  6.0/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.src.rpm
95c9a4aa98c5278195df5853ea0f8371  6.0/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.alpha.rpm
a6dc64455c83374894d1ac149d27f9ba  6.0/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.i386.rpm
29baa5949e4f67089e434148a4d1bf8c  6.0/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.sparc.rpm
c663e471d722b6d59d147233c96466f9  6.1/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.src.rpm
95c9a4aa98c5278195df5853ea0f8371  6.1/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.alpha.rpm
a6dc64455c83374894d1ac149d27f9ba  6.1/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.i386.rpm
29baa5949e4f67089e434148a4d1bf8c  6.1/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.sparc.rpm
c663e471d722b6d59d147233c96466f9  6.2/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.src.rpm
95c9a4aa98c5278195df5853ea0f8371  6.2/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.alpha.rpm
a6dc64455c83374894d1ac149d27f9ba  6.2/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.i386.rpm
29baa5949e4f67089e434148a4d1bf8c  6.2/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2.sparc.rpm
9db3ab376d44984cf200a486c15fb267  7.0/SRPMS/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.src.rpm
cdaad5917739f5c20e4d01a37750386d  7.0/alpha/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.alpha.rpm
3ca7a0db5c91992478737bf7564ad148  7.0/i386/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.i386.rpm
105382156bffc1543e3907b12c2a417c  7.0/sparc/bind-8.2.2_P7-1.sparc.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
     http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:
 
http://bugzilla.Red Hat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20546


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