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IBM AIX: bind_advisory17 (CVE-2020-8616): Denial of service vulnerability in BIND that affects AIX

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IBM AIX: bind_advisory17 (CVE-2020-8616): Denial of service vulnerability in BIND that affects AIX

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/19/2020
Created
08/25/2020
Added
08/24/2020
Modified
07/30/2021

Description

A malicious actor who intentionally exploits this lack of effective limitation on the number of fetches performed when processing referrals can, through the use of specially crafted referrals, cause a recursing server to issue a very large number of fetches in an attempt to process the referral. This has at least two potential effects: The performance of the recursing server can potentially be degraded by the additional work required to perform these fetches, and The attacker can exploit this behavior to use the recursing server as a reflector in a reflection attack with a high amplification factor.

Solution(s)

  • ibm-aix-bind_advisory17

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