CVE-2016-2848

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-10-20
CWE:
CWE-617
Bugzilla:
1385450: CVE-2016-2848 bind: assertion failure triggered by a packet with malformed options
A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled packets with malformed options. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS packet.

Find out more about CVE-2016-2848 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.6 (bind) RHSA-2016:2099 2016-10-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Update Support 6.5 (bind) RHSA-2016:2099 2016-10-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (bind) RHSA-2016:2093 2016-10-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.7 (bind) RHSA-2016:2099 2016-10-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Update Support 6.2 (bind) RHSA-2016:2099 2016-10-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (bind) RHSA-2016:2093 2016-10-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Update Support 6.4 (bind) RHSA-2016:2099 2016-10-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (bind97) RHSA-2016:2094 2016-10-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server TUS (v. 6.5) (bind) RHSA-2016:2099 2016-10-25

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 bind Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 bind Will not fix

Mitigation

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