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FreeBSD-SA-14:29.bind                                       Security Advisory
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          BIND remote denial of service vulnerability

Category:       contrib
Module:         bind
Announced:      2014-12-10
Credits:        ISC
Affects:        FreeBSD 8.4, 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3.
Corrected:      2014-12-10 08:31:41 UTC (stable/9, 9.3-STABLE)
                2014-12-10 08:36:40 UTC (releng/9.3, 9.3-RELEASE-p6)
                2014-12-10 08:36:40 UTC (releng/9.2, 9.2-RELEASE-p16)
                2014-12-10 08:36:40 UTC (releng/9.1, 9.1-RELEASE-p23)
                2014-12-10 08:31:41 UTC (stable/8, 8.4-STABLE)
                2014-12-10 08:36:40 UTC (releng/8.4, 8.4-RELEASE-p20)
CVE Name:       CVE-2014-8500

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I.   Background

BIND 9 is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols.
The named(8) daemon is an Internet Domain Name Server.

II.  Problem Description

By causing queries to be made against a maliciously-constructed zone or
against a malicious DNS server, an attacker who is able to cause
specific queries to be sent to a nameserver can cause named(8) to
crash, leading to a denial of service.

All recursive BIND DNS servers are vulnerable to this.  Authoritative
servers are only vulnerable if the attacker is able to control a
delegation traversed by the authoritative server in order to serve
the zone.

III. Impact

An attacker who can cause specific queries to be sent to a nameserver
could cause named(8) to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

IV.  Workaround

No workaround is available, but hosts not running named(8) are not

V.   Solution

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your vulnerable system to a supported FreeBSD stable or
release / security branch (releng) dated after the correction date.

2) To update your vulnerable system via a binary patch:

Systems running a RELEASE version of FreeBSD on the i386 or amd64
platforms can be updated via the freebsd-update(8) utility:

# freebsd-update fetch
# freebsd-update install

3) To update your vulnerable system via a source code patch:

The following patches have been verified to apply to the applicable
FreeBSD release branches.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

[FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE and 9.3-STABLE]
# fetch
# fetch
# gpg --verify bind995.patch.asc

# fetch
# fetch
# gpg --verify bind984.patch.asc

# fetch
# fetch
# gpg --verify bind983.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 8.4-STABLE]
# fetch
# fetch
# gpg --verify bind987.patch.asc

# fetch
# fetch
# gpg --verify bind984.patch.asc

b) Apply the patch.  Execute the following commands as root:

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch

c) Recompile the operating system using buildworld and installworld as
described in <URL:>.

Restart the applicable daemons, or reboot the system.

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the correction revision numbers for each
affected branch.

Branch/path                                                      Revision
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
stable/8/                                                         r275669
releng/8.4/                                                       r275672
stable/9/                                                         r275669
releng/9.1/                                                       r275672
releng/9.2/                                                       r275672
releng/9.3/                                                       r275672
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

To see which files were modified by a particular revision, run the
following command, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number, on a
machine with Subversion installed:

# svn diff -cNNNNNN --summarize svn://

Or visit the following URL, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number:


VII. References


The latest revision of this advisory is available at

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