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Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:47:00 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC:, Adam Tkac <>,
        Petr Spacek <>
Subject: CVE Request -- bind-dyndb-ldap: Bind DoS (named hang) by processing
 DNS query for zone served by bind-dyndb-ldap

Note: First time mangled email address of Petr Spacek =>
       apologize if you got this email two times. Anyway:

Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors,

   a denial of service flaw was found in the way the bind-dyndb-ldap, a dynamic
LDAP back-end plug-in for BIND providing LDAP database back-end capabilities,
performed LDAP connection errors handling / attempted to recover, when an error
during a LDAP search happened for a particular DNS query. When the Berkeley
Internet Name Domain (BIND) server was patched to support dynamic loading of
database back-ends, and the LDAP database back-end was enabled, a remote
attacker could use this flaw to cause denial of service (named process hang)
via DNS query for zone served by bind-dyndb-ldap.

bind-dyndb-ldap backend upstream commit, which introduced the problem:

Preliminary bind-dyndb-ldap back-end upstream patch from Adam Tkac:


Note: Just to explicitly note this. This is NOT a bind DoS in the sense
       upstream bind source package would be affected by it. Bind
       needs to be first patched to support dynamic loading of database
       backends and it's an error in the LDAP backend (bind-dyndb-ldap
       source code) which makes this attack to succeed when a specially-crafted
       DNS query is issued.

Could you allocate a CVE id for this?

Thank you && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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