Intrusion Prevention

ISC.BIND.Zero.Length.RDATA.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Denial of Service vulnerability in ISC BIND.
The vulnerability is due to an error in the application when handling unknown data types. A remote attack may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the affected system.

Affected Products

ISC BIND 9.0.x-9.6.x
ISC BIND 9.6-ESV-R7
ISC BIND 9.7.6
ISC BIND 9.8.3
ISC BIND 9.9.1

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://www.isc.org/software/bind/advisories/cve-2012-1667

CVE References

CVE-2012-1667