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Alma Linux: CVE-2023-2828: Important: bind security update (ALSA-2023-4099)

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Alma Linux: CVE-2023-2828: Important: bind security update (ALSA-2023-4099)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/21/2023
Created
07/19/2023
Added
07/19/2023
Modified
07/12/2024

Description

Every `named` instance configured to run as a recursive resolver maintains a cache database holding the responses to the queries it has recently sent to authoritative servers. The size limit for that cache database can be configured using the `max-cache-size` statement in the configuration file; it defaults to 90% of the total amount of memory available on the host. When the size of the cache reaches 7/8 of the configured limit, a cache-cleaning algorithm starts to remove expired and/or least-recently used RRsets from the cache, to keep memory use below the configured limit. It has been discovered that the effectiveness of the cache-cleaning algorithm used in `named` can be severely diminished by querying the resolver for specific RRsets in a certain order, effectively allowing the configured `max-cache-size` limit to be significantly exceeded. This issue affects BIND 9 versions 9.11.0 through 9.16.41, 9.18.0 through 9.18.15, 9.19.0 through 9.19.13, 9.11.3-S1 through 9.16.41-S1, and 9.18.11-S1 through 9.18.15-S1.

Solution(s)

  • alma-upgrade-bind
  • alma-upgrade-bind-chroot
  • alma-upgrade-bind-devel
  • alma-upgrade-bind-dnssec-doc
  • alma-upgrade-bind-dnssec-utils
  • alma-upgrade-bind-doc
  • alma-upgrade-bind-libs
  • alma-upgrade-bind-license
  • alma-upgrade-bind-utils
  • alma-upgrade-python3-bind

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