Check Point Reference:CPAI-2013-1269
Date Published: 17 Feb 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-1667
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? ISC BIND 9.0.x-9.6.x
ISC BIND 9.7.6
ISC BIND 9.8.3
ISC BIND 9.9.1
Vulnerability Description A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in ISC BIND. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of zero-length RDATA in certain record types. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by loading a specially crafted file to the DNS server. Successful exploitation would cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to crash the target server.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the ISC BIND Zero Length RDATA Denial of Service - High Confidence protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: DNS Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: ISC BIND Zero Length RDATA Denial of Service - High Confidence