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CVE-2018-5736

Published: 16 January 2019

An error in zone database reference counting can lead to an assertion failure if a server which is running an affected version of BIND attempts several transfers of a slave zone in quick succession. This defect could be deliberately exercised by an attacker who is permitted to cause a vulnerable server to initiate zone transfers (for example: by sending valid NOTIFY messages), causing the named process to exit after failing the assertion test. Affects BIND 9.12.0 and 9.12.1.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.3

Status

Package Release Status
bind9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable