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Juniper Junos OS: 2021-01 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: SRX Series: ISC Security Advisory: BIND does not sufficiently limit the number of fetches performed when processing referrals (JSA11090) (CVE-2020-8616)

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Juniper Junos OS: 2021-01 Security Bulletin: Junos OS: SRX Series: ISC Security Advisory: BIND does not sufficiently limit the number of fetches performed when processing referrals (JSA11090) (CVE-2020-8616)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/19/2020
Created
01/15/2021
Added
01/14/2021
Modified
01/14/2021

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)

  • juniper-junos-os-upgrade-latest

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