Last Updated: 2011-11-17 12:58:47 UTC
by Jason Lam (Version: 1)
Internet System Consortium has published an alert earlier as they are investigating a potential vulnerability on Bind 9. There are reports of the DNS server software crashing while generating log entry - "INSIST(! dns_rdataset_isassociated(sigrdataset))" The details on this is rather limited at this point, aside from DoS effect, it's unknown whether code execution is possible at this point.
ISC would appreciate network captures of active attacks against this BIND vulnerabiliy. Please submit to us via Contact Form.
Patches are now available:
There have been a number of reports of people being affected. If you are one and you have some packets to share it would be appreciated if you can share them. We'll anonymise any identifying info.
Several honeypots have been hit with unsolicited recursive DNS queries. Whilst the query itself is normal, it is possible that this is part of a scan looking for servers that may be vulnerable. If you happen to be monitoring your DNS and you notice a recursive request let us know. if you can share information that would be great. Ideally a capture, but the source and the domain requested will be enough for now.