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Category:Denial of Service
Title:ISC BIND DoS Vulnerability - CVE-2020-8621 (Linux)
Summary:ISC BIND is prone to a denial of service vulnerability.
ISC BIND is prone to a denial of service vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
While query forwarding and QNAME minimization are mutually incompatible, BIND
did sometimes allow QNAME minimization when continuing with recursion after 'forward first' did not result in an
answer. In these cases the data used by QNAME minimization might be inconsistent, leading to an assertion failure
causing the server to exit.

Vulnerability Impact:
If a server is configured with both QNAME minimization and 'forward first' then
an attacker who can send queries to it may be able to trigger the condition that will cause the server to crash.

Servers that 'forward only' are not affected.

Affected Software/OS:
BIND 9.14.0 - 9.16.5 and 9.17.0 - 9.17.3.

Update to version 9.16.6, 9.17.4 or later.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-8621
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