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ISC BIND NSEC3-Signed Zones Queries Processing Denial of Service (CVE-2014-0591)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0941
Date Published:
Severity:
Last Updated:
Source: ISC AA-01078
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0591
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
ISC BIND 9.6.x prior to 9.6-ESV-R10-P2
ISC BIND 9.7.x
ISC BIND 9.8.x prior to 9.8.6-P2
ISC BIND 9.9.x prior to 9.9.4-P2
Vulnerability Description
A denial of service vulnerability exists in ISC BIND. The vulnerability is due to a failure to handle queries for NSEC3-signed zones. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted query.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the ISC BIND NSEC3-Signed Zones Queries Processing Denial of Service protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  DNS Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  ISC BIND NSEC3-Signed Zones Queries Processing Denial of Service