Vulnerability in BIND affects AIX

Type aix
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2017-12-06T10:17:27



First Issued: Thu Feb 25 09:58:38 CST 2016 |Updated: Wed Dec 6 10:17:27 CST 2017 |Update: Changed the impacted fileset for AIX 7.2 from | to

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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in BIND affects AIX (CVE-2015-8000)



There is a vulnerability in BIND that impacts AIX.



CVEID: CVE-2015-8000
DESCRIPTION: ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an 
    error in db.c when parsing incoming responses. A remote attacker could 
    exploit this vulnerability to trigger a REQUIRE assertion failure and 
    cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for more
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)


    AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
    VIOS 2.2.x

    The following fileset levels are vulnerable:

    key_fileset = aix

    Fileset                 Lower Level  Upper Level KEY 
    ---------------------------------------------------------   key_w_fs    key_w_fs   key_w_fs    key_w_fs     key_w_fs

| key_w_fs

    Note:  to find out whether the affected filesets are installed 
    on your systems, refer to the lslpp command found in AIX user's guide.

    Example:  lslpp -L | grep -i


    A. APARS

        IBM has assigned the following APARs to this problem:

        AIX Level APAR     Availability  SP   KEY
        5.3.12    IV80187  N/A                key_w_apar
        6.1.9     IV80188  5/20/16       SP7  key_w_apar
        7.1.3     IV80189  8/24/16       SP7  key_w_apar
        7.1.4     IV80191  5/20/16       SP2  key_w_apar
        7.2.0     IV80192  5/20/16       SP2  key_w_apar

        Subscribe to the APARs here:

        By subscribing, you will receive periodic email alerting you
        to the status of the APAR, and a link to download the fix once
        it becomes available.

    B. FIXES

        Fixes are available.

        The fixes can be downloaded via ftp or http from:

        The link above is to a tar file containing this signed
        advisory, fix packages, and OpenSSL signatures for each package.
        The fixes below include prerequisite checking. This will
        enforce the correct mapping between the fixes and AIX
        Technology Levels.

        AIX Level  Interim Fix (*.Z)         KEY
        ----------------------------------------------   IV80187m9a.160203.epkg.Z  key_w_fix    IV80188s6a.160204.epkg.Z  key_w_fix    IV80189m5a.160204.epkg.Z  key_w_fix    IV80191s1a.160203.epkg.Z  key_w_fix    IV80192s1a.160203.epkg.Z  key_w_fix

        VIOS Level  Interim Fix (*.Z)         KEY
        -----------------------------------------------     IV80188s6a.160204.epkg.Z  key_w_fix

        To extract the fixes from the tar file:

        tar xvf bind_fix10.tar
        cd bind_fix10

        Verify you have retrieved the fixes intact:

        The checksums below were generated using the
        "openssl dgst -sha256 file" command as the followng:

        openssl dgst -sha256                                              filename                 KEY
        d4a20706824a25e28f82d93bc7560d68d41f82109ee313b65694827b9bc143ba  IV80187m9a.160203.epkg.Z key_w_csum
        c406a9e8c38ae6bcc7d9be89b6608cc408dfea923db7d11c482c2c3d7c11beea  IV80188s6a.160204.epkg.Z key_w_csum
        fe01e0b9d4564d29ac26bbfa0da3d1c0e51f848b6b94ea0d58e767cead9c792f  IV80189m5a.160204.epkg.Z key_w_csum
        4b085c6cbdc5bf716cf5202a2b0d6c3b9e918095991f9beafc611b8c22c61ee1  IV80191s1a.160203.epkg.Z key_w_csum
        19e153bc0d753f3c6f521bf87929eeef59d55e7e01e53977d37ff4d5a1bdedff  IV80192s1a.160203.epkg.Z key_w_csum

        These sums should match exactly. The OpenSSL signatures in the tar
        file and on this advisory can also be used to verify the
        integrity of the fixes.  If the sums or signatures cannot be
        confirmed, contact IBM AIX Security at and describe the discrepancy.

        openssl dgst -sha1 -verify <pubkey_file> -signature <advisory_file>.sig <advisory_file>

        openssl dgst -sha1 -verify <pubkey_file> -signature <ifix_file>.sig <ifix_file>

        Published advisory OpenSSL signature file location:


        IMPORTANT: If possible, it is recommended that a mksysb backup
        of the system be created.  Verify it is both bootable and
        readable before proceeding.

        To preview a fix installation:

        installp -a -d fix_name -p all  # where fix_name is the name of the
                                    # fix package being previewed.
        To install a fix package:

        installp -a -d fix_name -X all  # where fix_name is the name of the
                                    # fix package being installed.

        Interim fixes have had limited functional and regression
        testing but not the full regression testing that takes place
        for Service Packs; however, IBM does fully support them.

        Interim fix management documentation can be found at:

        To preview an interim fix installation:

        emgr -e ipkg_name -p         # where ipkg_name is the name of the
                                     # interim fix package being previewed.

        To install an interim fix package:

        emgr -e ipkg_name -X         # where ipkg_name is the name of the
                                     # interim fix package being installed.





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First Issued: Thu Feb 25 09:58:38 CST 2016 
Updated: Tue Mar  1 09:10:59 CST 2016
Update: Modified the impacted upper level filesets for 7.1.3

| Updated: Wed Dec 6 10:17:27 CST 2017 | Update: Changed the impacted fileset for AIX 7.2 from | to


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