Title: CVE-2021-25216 BIND servers vulnerability in StarWind products

Note: StarWind will continue to update this vulnerability as new information becomes available.

Vulnerability ID: SW-20220505-0003

Version: 1.0

Date: 2022-05-05

Status: Final

CVEs: CVE-2021-25216

Summary

In BIND 9.5.0 -> 9.11.29, 9.12.0 -> 9.16.13, and versions BIND 9.11.3-S1 -> 9.11.29-S1 and 9.16.8-S1 -> 9.16.13-S1 of BIND Supported Preview Edition, as well as release versions 9.17.0 -> 9.17.1 of the BIND 9.17 development branch, BIND servers are vulnerable if they are running an affected version and are configured to use GSS-TSIG features. In a configuration which uses BIND’s default settings the vulnerable code path is not exposed, but a server can be rendered vulnerable by explicitly setting values for the tkey-gssapi-keytab or tkey-gssapi-credential configuration options. Although the default configuration is not vulnerable, GSS-TSIG is frequently used in networks where BIND is integrated with Samba, as well as in mixed-server environments that combine BIND servers with Active Directory domain controllers.

Impact 

For servers that meet these conditions, the ISC SPNEGO implementation is vulnerable to various attacks, depending on the CPU architecture for which BIND was built: For named binaries compiled for 64-bit platforms, this flaw can be used to trigger a buffer over-read, leading to a server crash. For named binaries compiled for 32-bit platforms, this flaw can be used to trigger a server crash due to a buffer overflow and possibly also to achieve remote code execution.

Vulnerability Scoring

CVE CVSS 2.0 Score CVSS 3.x Score
CVE-2021-25216 6.8 (MEDIUM) 9.8(CRITICAL)

Vector

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

References

Resource Hyperlink
NVD https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-25216

 

Affected Products: 

StarWind Command Center build 6003 v2

SAN&NAS Version 1.0 Update 1 (build 1381)

Not affected products:

StarWind SAN&NAS build 1064

StarWind Command Center build 5871

StarWind Command Center build 5856

StarWind Command Center build 5650

StarWind Command Center build 4992

StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V (all versions)

StarWind VTL component (all versions for Windows Server)

StarWind V2V (all versions)

StarWind Tape Redirector component (all versions)

StarWind Deduplication Analyzer (all versions)

StarWind rPerf (all versions)

StarWind iSCSI Accelerator (all versions)

StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator (all versions)

Software Versions and Fixes

Fixed in StarWind Command Center v2 build 7024

StarWind SAN and NAS v0.2 build 1633

Workaround

Update StarWind Command Center to the build 7024 or higher.

Update StarWind SAN and NAS to the build v8 R13 or higher

Obtaining Software Fixes 

Software updates will be available in StarWind release notes – https://www.starwindsoftware.com/release-notes-build. To update the software, perform the steps described at the following link  – https://knowledgebase.starwindsoftware.com/guidance/upgrading-from-any-starwind-version-to-any-starwind-version/ or contact support to perform an update. You can submit a support request using the following link https://www.starwindsoftware.com/support-form or contact Support directly via email support@starwind.com or via phone +1 617 829 4499.

Status of Notice

Final

StarWind will continue to update information regarding this vulnerability as new details become available.

This vulnerability article should be considered as the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information posted by StarWind Software.

Revision History 

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 2022-05-05 Initial Public Release