Check Point Advisories

ISC BIND Denial Of Service (CVE-2018-5740)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0237
Date Published: 20 Feb 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 07 December, 2023
Source: ISC AA-01639
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-5740
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? BIND from 9.7.0 to 9.8.8
BIND from 9.9.0 to 9.9.13
BIND from 9.10.0 to 9.10.8
BIND from 9.11.0 to 9.11.4
BIND from 9.12.0 to 9.12.2
BIND from 9.13.0 to 9.13.2
Vulnerability Description A denial of service vulnerability exists in ISC BIND. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to create a denial of service condition on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the ISC BIND Denial Of Service (CVE-2018-5740) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  DNS Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  ISC BIND Denial Of Service (CVE-2018-5740)

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