systemd Network Name Resolution Manager NSEC Resource Record Pseudo-Types Denial of Service Vulnerability

2017-11-20T00:00:00
ID ZDI-17-923
Type zdi
Reporter Nelson William Gamazo Sanchez - Trend Micro
Modified 2017-11-21T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service condition on vulnerable installations of systemd Network Name Resolution Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of NSEC resource records in systemd-resolved. The issue results from the lack of proper handling of the pseudo-types in the NSEC bitmap which causes an infinite loop. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to trigger a denial of service condition for the system users.