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11 August 2008

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                         ESB-2008.0715 -- [HP-UX]
              HP-UX Running BIND, Remote DNS Cache Poisoning
                              11 August 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              BIND
Publisher:            Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:     HP-UX
Impact:               Provide Misleading Information
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-1447

Ref:                  AL-2008.0080

Revision History:     August 11 2008: Updated manual actions
                      August  7 2008: Updated patch information and location
                      July   21 2008: Added information for BIND 9.2.0
                      July   18 2008: Initial Release

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Document ID: c01506861
Version: 4

HPSBUX02351 SSRT080058 rev.4 - HP-UX Running BIND, Remote DNS Cache

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2008-07-16
Last Updated: 2008-08-08

Potential Security Impact: Remote DNS cache poisoning

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team


A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX running
BIND. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to cause DNS cache

References: CVE-2008-1447

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running BIND v9.3.2 or BIND v9.2.0, HP-UX
B.11.11 running BIND v8.1.2


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics 
Reference                         Base Vector               Base Score 
CVE-2008-1447      (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)     7.5
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.


HP has provided the following software updates / patch to resolve the
vulnerabilities for BIND v9.2.0 and BIND v9.3.2.

Customers running BIND v8.1.2 on HP-UX B.11.11 should upgrade to BIND
v9.2.0 or BIND v9.3.2 and apply the updates listed below.

The BIND v9.2.0 update is available for download from:

The patch PHNE_37865 is available from: http://itrc.hp.com 

The BIND v9.3.2 updates are available for download from: http://software.hp.com 
HP-UX Release - B.11.11 running v8.1.2
Action - Upgrade to BIND v9.2.0 or BIND v9.3.2 and apply the updates listed below, 
remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
HP-UX Release - B.11.11 running v9.2.0
BIND Depot name -  BIND920v11.depot
MD5 Sum - F6999280DE19645EF86FF52083AACD72
Action - Remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
HP-UX Release - B.11.23 running v9.2.0 
Action - Install PHNE_37865; 
Remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
HP-UX Release - B.11.11 running v9.3.2
Action - Install revision C. or subsequent; 
Remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf. 
HP-UX Release - B.11.23 running v9.3.2
Action - Install revision C. or subsequent; 
Remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
HP-UX Release - B.11.31 running v9.3.2
Action - Install revision C. or subsequent; 
Remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.

Note: HP is aware of performance issues with these updates / patch. All
customers should test the updates / patch in their environment. HP is
investigating changes to reduce the performance issues. This bulletin will
be revised when new updates / patch become available.

Note: Remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in

Note: Firewall configurations may need to be adjusted to allow DNS queries
from random source ports to pass. In addition, firewalls that forward DNS
queries must not replace the random source ports.

Remove "query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in
/etc/named.conf. Check firewall settings.
For B.11.11 running v8.1.2, upgrade to BIND v9.2.0 or BIND v9.3.2 and apply
the updates
For B.11.11 running v9.2.0 install BIND920v11.depot 

HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced
application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all
HP-issued Security Bulletins and lists recommended actions that may apply
to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot
automatically. For more information see: https://www.hp.com/go/swa


For BIND v8.1.2 
HP-UX B.11.11 
action: upgrade to BIND v9.2.0 or BIND v9.3.2 and apply the updates, remove
"query-source port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.

For BIND v9.3.2 
HP-UX B.11.11 
action: install revision C. or subsequent, remove "query-source
port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
URL: http://software.hp.com 

HP-UX B.11.23 
action: install revision C. or subsequent, remove "query-source
port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
URL: http://software.hp.com 

HP-UX B.11.31 
action: install revision C. or subsequent, remove "query-source
port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
URL: http://software.hp.com 

For BIND v9.2.0 
HP-UX B.11.11 
action: install revision B. or subsequent, remove "query-source
port" and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
URL: ftp://ss080058:ss080058@hprc.external.hp.com 

HP-UX B.11.23 
action: install patch PHNE_37865 or subsequent, remove "query-source port"
and "query-source-v6 port" options in /etc/named.conf.
URL: http://itrc.hp.com 


Version:1 (rev.1) - 16 July 2008 Initial release 
Version:2 (rev.2) - 19 July 2008 Added BIND v9.2.0 depot information 
Version:3 (rev.3) - 06 August 2008 Updated patch location, revised BIND
v9.2.0 depot information, added BIND v8.1.2
Version:4 (rev.4) - 08 August 2008 Updated manual actions to include
named.conf and firewall configuration setings

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