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       Potential security vulnerability in Bind 8.1.2 **REVISED 01**
                             24 December 2003


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                BIND 8.1.2
Publisher:              Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:       HP-UX 11.11
                        HP-UX 11.00
Impact:                 Denial of Service
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0914

Ref:                    ESB-2003.0825

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**REVISED 01**
 Originally issued: 30 November 2003
 Last revised: 22 December 2003
 SSRT3653 Rev.1 Bind 8.1.2

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PROBLEM: Potential security vulnerability in Bind 8.1.2.

PLATFORM: HP-UX B.11.00 and B.11.11.

IMPACT: Potential remotely exploitable denial of service.

**REVISED 01**
SOLUTION: Install the appropriate patch or web upgrade or
          upgrade to Bind 9.2.0.

 -->      B.11.11 - Remove the preliminary depot
 -->                SSRT3653UX.depot if it had been
 -->                installed.  Install PHNE_30068.
          B.11.00 - A Bind 8.1.2 upgrade is available from
                    the ftp site listed below.

          The issue can be avoided by upgrading to
          Bind 9.2.0 which is available now.  The security
          bulletin HPSBUX0208-209 has details about required
          revisions of Bind 9.2.0 for B.11.00 and B.11.11.

                B.11.00 - Upgrade to Bind 9.2.0 or
                          install BIND812v005.depot.
 -->            B.11.11 - A patch is available.  No manual
 -->                      actions required.

AVAILABILITY:  A patch is available for B.11.11.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 - Added PHNE_30068.

 A. Background
    The potential for a remotely exploitable denial of service
    exists in Bind 8.1.2.

**REVISED 01**

     The following is a list by HP-UX revision of
     affected filesets and the fileset revision or
     patch containing the fix.  To determine if a
     system has an affected version, search the
     output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
     for an affected fileset, then determine if
     a fixed revision or the applicable patch is

     HP-UX B.11.11
 --> fix: install PHNE_30068 or subsequent.

     HP-UX B.11.00
 --> fix: upgrade to BIND-812 revision B.


 B. Recommended solution

          The issue can be avoided by upgrading to
          Bind 9.2.0 which is available now.  The security
          bulletin HPSBUX0208-209 has details about required
          revisions of Bind 9.2.0 for B.11.00 and B.11.11.

     HP-UX B.11.00 Bind 8.1.2
     BIND812 for B.11.00 has been discontinued.  It will
     become obsolete by the end of March, 2004.  A new
     version of BIND812 for B.11.00 has been created to
     address the issue of this bulletin.  However, it is
     recommended that customers upgrade to Bind 9.2.0 now.
     More details can be found here:


     The new version of BIND812 for B.11.00 is available from
     the ftp site listed below.  Since BIND812 for B.11.00 has
     been discontinued, this version will not be available
     from software.hp.com.

     HP-UX B.11.11 Bind 8.1.2
**REVISED 01**
 --> Remove the preliminary depot SSRT3653UX.depot if it had
 --> been installed.  Then install PHNE_30068.


    For B.11.00 download BIND812v005.depot from the
    following ftp site.

        System:    hprc.external.hp.com  (
        Login:     bind812
        Password:  bind812

        FTP Access: ftp://bind:bind1@hprc.external.hp.com/
                or: ftp://bind:bind1@
        For B.11.00 - file: BIND812v005.depot

        Note: There is an ftp defect in IE5 that may result in
               a browser hang.  To work around this:
        - Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced
        - Un-check the option:
               [ ] Enable folder view for FTP sites

      If you wish to verify the md5 sum please refer to:

               Patch sums and the MD5 program

        For B11.00 - BIND812v005.depot
        cksum: 1413515727 1239040 BIND812v005.depot
        MD5 (BIND812v005.depot) = 333920fa1b74820bee15f2287bacc3c2

      For B.11.00 - Install BIND812v005.depot using swinstall.

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