BIND 9 denial of service being seen in the wild
[Security] Posted Nov 17, 2011 16:12 UTC (Thu) by jake
The BIND 9 DNS name server is undergoing a concerted denial of service attack, according to this Internet Systems Consortium advisory. "Organizations across the Internet reported crashes interrupting service on BIND 9 nameservers performing recursive queries. Affected servers crashed after logging an error in query.c with the following message: "INSIST(! dns_rdataset_isassociated(sigrdataset))" Multiple versions were reported being affected, including all currently supported release versions of ISC BIND 9. [...] An as-yet unidentified network event caused BIND 9 resolvers to cache an invalid record, subsequent queries for which could crash the resolvers with an assertion failure. ISC is working on determining the ultimate cause by which a record with this particular inconsistency is cached. At this time we are making available a patch which makes named recover gracefully from the inconsistency, preventing the abnormal exit." We should be seeing distributions releasing updated versions soon.
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