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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   McAfee Firewall Enterprise Vendors:   McAfee
(McAfee Issues Fix for McAfee Firewall Enterprise (Sidewinder)) BIND DNSSEC Validation Cache Failure Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027369
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3817   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 13 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. McAfee Firewall Enterprise (Sidewinder) is affected.

On systems configured for DNSSEC validation, a remote user can cause the cache of failing queries to be used before fully initialized, triggering an assertion failure.

Einar Lonn of reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   McAfee has issued a fix (hotfix 821P03) for McAfee Firewall Enterprise (Sidewinder).

The McAfee advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

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Jul 25 2012 BIND DNSSEC Validation Cache Failure Lets Remote Users Deny Service

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