Rule Category

PROTOCOL-DNS -- Snort alerted on a Domain Name Server (DNS) protocol issue. These packets travel over UDP on port 53 to serve DNS queries--user website requests through a browser. Several vulnerability use-cases exist (ie, additional data could be sent with a request, which would contact a DNS server pre-prepared to send information back and forth).

Alert Message

PROTOCOL-DNS ISC BIND DNSSEC authority response record overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

Off-by-one error in named in ISC BIND 9.x before 9.7.3-P1, 9.8.x before 9.8.0-P2, 9.4-ESV before 9.4-ESV-R4-P1, and 9.6-ESV before 9.6-ESV-R4-P1 allows remote DNS servers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via a negative response containing large RRSIG RRsets. Impact: CVSS base score 5.0 CVSS impact score 2.9 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2011-1910
Off-by-one error in named in ISC BIND 9.x before 9.7.3-P1, 9.8.x before 9.8.0-P2, 9.4-ESV before 9.4-ESV-R4-P1, and 9.6-ESV before 9.6-ESV-R4-P1 allows remote DNS servers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via a negative response containing large RRSIG RRsets.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score5.0
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access