Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3854-1 bind9 -- security update

Date Reported:
14 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 860224, Bug 860225, Bug 860226.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-3136, CVE-2017-3137, CVE-2017-3138.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in BIND, a DNS server implementation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2017-3136

    Oleg Gorokhov of Yandex discovered that BIND does not properly handle certain queries when using DNS64 with the "break-dnssec yes;" option, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service.

  • CVE-2017-3137

    It was discovered that BIND makes incorrect assumptions about the ordering of records in the answer section of a response containing CNAME or DNAME resource records, leading to situations where BIND exits with an assertion failure. An attacker can take advantage of this condition to cause a denial-of-service.

  • CVE-2017-3138

    Mike Lalumiere of Dyn, Inc. discovered that BIND can exit with a REQUIRE assertion failure if it receives a null command string on its control channel. Note that the fix applied in Debian is only applied as a hardening measure. Details about the issue can be found at .

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u11.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-12.3.

We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.