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Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 12:40:00 +0200
From: Petr Špaček <petr.spacek@....cz>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: [CVE-2020-12667] Knot Resolver 5.1.1 NXNSAttack mitigation

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Hello,

Knot Resolver versions before 5.1.1 allows traffic amplification via
a crafted DNS answer from an attacker-controlled server, aka an "NXNSAttack" issue.

Minimal patch is attached but we generally do not recommend backporting.

Knot Resolver version 5.1.1 includes mitigation and is available from
https://www.knot-resolver.cz/download/

Longer description:
DNS protocol vulnerability NXNSAttack, combined with Insufficient
Control of Network Message Volume in iterator component of CZ.NIC Knot
Resolver version 5.1.0 or older allows remote attacker to amplify
network traffic towards victim's DNS servers via sending DNS query a
vulnerable resolver and sending specially crafted answer from
authoritative server under attacker's control.

This is DNS protocol vulnerability affecting basically all DNS
recursive resolvers. Other vendors requested separate CVE IDs for
mitigation in their products.

Further details:
https://en.blog.nic.cz/2020/05/19/nxnsattack-upgrade-resolvers-to-stop-new-kind-of-random-subdomain-attack/

Research paper:
Paper describing the attack by Lior Shafir, Yehuda Afek, Anat
Bremler-Barr is available from http://nxnsattack.com/

- -- 
Petr Špaček  @  CZ.NIC

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