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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) BIND DNSSEC Validation Cache Failure Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028420
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3817   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 11 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.6-ESV-R1 through 9.6-ESV-R7-P1; 9.7.1 through 9.7.6-P1; 9.8.0 through 9.8.3-P1; 9.9.0 through 9.9.1-P1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BIND. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

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:   Oracle has issued a fix.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  9, 10, 11

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 25 2012 BIND DNSSEC Validation Cache Failure Lets Remote Users Deny Service

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