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Security Bulletin: BIND for IBM i is affected by CVE-2020-8616 and CVE-2020-8617

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Summary

BIND is used by IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8617
DESCRIPTION:   ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a logic error in code which checks TSIG validity. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an assertion failure in tsig.c.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/182127 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8616
DESCRIPTION:   ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to limit the number of fetches performed when processing referrals. By using specially crafted referrals, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the recursing server to issue a very large number of fetches in an attempt to process the referral.
CVSS Base score: 8.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/182126 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM i7.4
IBM i7.3
IBM i7.2
IBM i7.1

Remediation/Fixes

The issues can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.  Releases 7.4 7.3, 7.2 and 7.1 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed. 

The IBM i PTF numbers are:
Release 7.4 – SI73482
Release 7.3 – SI73483
Release 7.2 – SI73484
Release 7.1 – SI73485

https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

02 Jul 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 July 2020

UID

ibm16244244