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Bug 434876 (CVE-2012-4244) - <net-dns/bind-9.9.1_p3: Resource Record Denial of Service Vulnerability (CVE-2012-4244)
Summary: <net-dns/bind-9.9.1_p3: Resource Record Denial of Service Vulnerability (CVE...
Alias: CVE-2012-4244
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-13 09:29 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2012-09-24 00:30 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-09-13 09:29:29 UTC

If a record with RDATA in excess of 65535 bytes is loaded into a nameserver, a subsequent query for that record will cause named to exit with an assertion failure.

Please Note: Versions of BIND 9.4 and 9.5 are also affected, but these branches are beyond their "end of life" (EOL) and no longer receive testing or security fixes from ISC. For current information on which versions are actively supported, please see

BIND 9 version 9.9.2, 9.9.1-P3
Comment 1 Christian Ruppert (idl0r) gentoo-dev 2012-09-13 17:56:58 UTC
Feel free to stabilize 9.9.1-P3.
Comment 2 Tim Sammut (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-09-13 18:07:19 UTC

Arches, please test and mark stable:
Target keywords : "alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86"
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-09-13 18:25:28 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 4 Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2012-09-13 23:18:48 UTC
stable arm ppc ppc64
Comment 5 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-09-15 18:15:42 UTC
alpha/arm/ia64/s390/sh/sparc stable and x86 is already stable
Comment 6 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-09-16 13:56:43 UTC
CVE-2012-4244 (
  ISC BIND 9.x before 9.7.6-P3, 9.8.x before 9.8.3-P3, 9.9.x before 9.9.1-P3,
  and 9.4-ESV and 9.6-ESV before 9.6-ESV-R7-P3 allows remote attackers to
  cause a denial of service (assertion failure and named daemon exit) via a
  query for a long resource record.
Comment 7 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-09-16 14:23:05 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 8 Sean Amoss (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2012-09-19 10:25:01 UTC
Thanks, everyone.

GLSA vote: yes.
Comment 9 Tim Sammut (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-09-20 23:42:34 UTC
GLSA Vote: yes, too. Added to existing draft.
Comment 10 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-09-24 00:30:52 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201209-04 at
by GLSA coordinator Sean Amoss (ackle).