Bug 1197136 (CVE-2022-0396)

Summary: VUL-0: CVE-2022-0396: bind: TCP connection slots could be consumed for an indefinite time frame
Product: [Novell Products] SUSE Security Incidents Reporter: Alexander Bergmann <abergmann>
Component: IncidentsAssignee: Security Team bot <security-team>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact: Security Team bot <security-team>
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P3 - Medium CC: abergmann, gianluca.gabrielli, josef.moellers
Version: unspecified   
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Hardware: Other   
OS: Other   
Whiteboard: CVSSv3.1:SUSE:CVE-2022-0396:5.3:(AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)
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Description Alexander Bergmann 2022-03-15 14:04:49 UTC
Via distros:

Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 13:38:28 +0000
From: ISC Security Officer <security-officer@isc.org>

CVE: CVE-2022-0396

Document version: 1.0

Posting date: 16 March 2022

Program impacted: BIND

Versions affected: BIND 9.16.11 -> 9.16.26, 917.0 -> 9.18.0 and versions
9.16.11-S1 -> 9.16.26-S1 of the BIND Supported Preview Edition.

Severity: Medium

Exploitable: Remotely


ISC recently discovered an issue in BIND that allows TCP connection slots
to be consumed for an indefinite time frame via a specifically crafted TCP
stream sent from a client. This issue is present in BIND 9.16.11 to
9.16.26 (including S editions), and 9.18.0.

This issue can only be triggered on BIND servers which have
keep-response-order enabled, which is not the default configuration. The
keep-response-order option is an ACL block, and as such, any hosts
specified within it will be able to trigger this issue on affected


Specifically crafted TCP streams can cause connections to BIND to remain
in CLOSE_WAIT status for an indefinite period of time, even after the
client has terminated the connection.

CVSS Score: 4.9


For more information on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System and to
obtain your specific environmental score please visit:


To mitigate this issue in all affected versions of BIND, use the default
setting of keep-response-order { none; }.

Active exploits:

We are not aware of any active exploits.


Upgrade to the patched release most closely related to your current
version of BIND:


BIND Supported Preview Edition is a special feature-preview branch of BIND
provided to eligible ISC support customers.


Document revision history:

1.0 Early Notification, 9 March 2022

Related documents:

See CVE-2019-6477: TCP-pipelined queries can bypass tcp-clients limit for
more information regarding CVE-2019-6477, in which ISC recommended setting
keep-response-order to any to work around a previous issue where BIND was
not respecting the TCP client limit.

See our BIND 9 Security Vulnerability Matrix for a complete listing of
security vulnerabilities and versions affected.

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may also report new issues at: https://www.isc.org/reportbug/.


ISC patches only currently supported versions. When possible we indicate
EOL versions affected. (For current information on which versions are
actively supported, please see https://www.isc.org/download/.)

ISC Security Vulnerability Disclosure Policy:

Details of our current security advisory policy and practice can be found
in the ISC Software Defect and Security Vulnerability Disclosure Policy at

The Knowledgebase article https://kb.isc.org/docs/cve-2022-0396 is the
complete and official security advisory document.

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Comment 2 Alexander Bergmann 2022-03-15 15:31:18 UTC
Created attachment 857001 [details]
Comment 3 Alexander Bergmann 2022-03-15 15:31:44 UTC
Created attachment 857002 [details]
Comment 4 Josef Möllers 2022-03-16 14:23:39 UTC
SUSE:SLE-15-SP4:Update - sr#267669
Factory will be submitted tomorrow
Comment 6 Gianluca Gabrielli 2022-03-17 07:55:28 UTC
Public: https://kb.isc.org/docs/cve-2022-0396
Comment 9 Alexander Bergmann 2022-04-05 11:05:35 UTC
(In reply to Josef Möllers from comment #4)
> SUSE:SLE-15-SP4:Update - sr#267669
> Factory will be submitted tomorrow

Was Factory already submitted?
Comment 10 Josef Möllers 2022-04-05 11:36:10 UTC
(In reply to Alexander Bergmann from comment #9)
> (In reply to Josef Möllers from comment #4)
> > SUSE:SLE-15-SP4:Update - sr#267669
> > Factory will be submitted tomorrow
> Was Factory already submitted?

Yes. The update of bind to 9.18.1 in Factory is
but it's still awaiting approval.
Comment 11 Swamp Workflow Management 2022-08-09 16:24:07 UTC
SUSE-SU-2022:2713-1: An update that solves three vulnerabilities, contains one feature and has two fixes is now available.

Category: security (important)
Bug References: 1192146,1197135,1197136,1199044,1200685
CVE References: CVE-2021-25219,CVE-2021-25220,CVE-2022-0396
JIRA References: SLE-24600
Sources used:
openSUSE Leap 15.4 (src):    bind-9.16.31-150400.5.6.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15-SP4 (src):    bind-9.16.31-150400.5.6.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP4 (src):    bind-9.16.31-150400.5.6.1

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