Infoblox Support Alert - Important Infoblox Notification Regarding BIND Security Vulnerability
On July 28, 2015, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) announced a remotely exploitable denial of service vulnerability in BIND [CVE-2015-5477]. A maliciously-constructed packet can cause denial of service on authoritative and recursive DNS servers by exploiting an error in the handling of queries for TKEY records.
Infoblox have been informed that proof-of-concept code for an exploit has been published by a third party to a public source repository. As this development significantly increases the potential risk that this vulnerability will be exploited by those with a mind to do so, please take steps to patch or upgrade to a secure version as soon as possible.
Infoblox has created a fix, and patches are available for download on Infoblox Support site.
All currently supported versions of Infoblox NIOS are impacted by CVE-2015-5477, except as noted below:
Exception for Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection customers:
Customers using Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection (in block mode) are protected from this vulnerability as offending packets are dropped.
Please note: if you are running ADP in Monitor mode you are still vulnerable. Advanced DNS Protection customers are still encouraged to upgrade to patched versions of NIOS.
Both recursive and authoritative DNS servers (internal & external) are affected by this vulnerability. Exploit of the vulnerability can result in denial of service on the DNS server. There is no known risk that the vulnerability can be exploited to assume control of the DNS server, or to exfiltrate data.
1) Infoblox strongly recommends that customers upgrade NIOS software on your authoritative or recursive
DNS servers (internal or external) to one of the following patched NIOS releases:
The patched versions are available from the Downloads page on the Infoblox support site.
2) Please subscribe to the “Security Alerts” Knowledge Base so you get automatic notifications of any future security alerts.
To subscribe click on the link above and select “Notify Me” at the bottom of the knowledge base page.
For more information please read the Infoblox Support Portal Knowledge Base Article #4200
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