Bug #9461: bind: Update policies krb5-subdomain and ms-subdomain (CVE-2018-5741)
[3.8] bind: Update policies krb5-subdomain and ms-subdomain (CVE-2018-5741)
In order to provide fine-grained controls over the ability to use Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to update records in a zone, BIND provides a feature called update-policy. Various rules can be configured to limit the types of updates that can be performed by a client, depending on the key used when sending the update request. Unfortunately some rule types were not initially documented, and when documentation for them was added to the Administrator Reference Manual (ARM) in change, the language that was added to the ARM at that time incorrectly described the behavior of two rule types, krb5-subdomain and ms-subdomain. This incorrect documentation could mislead operators into believing that policies they had configured were more restrictive than they actually were.
The behavior described is present in all versions of BIND 9 which contain the krb5-subdomain and ms-subdomain update
policies prior to our upcoming maintenance releases, BIND 9.11.5 and 9.12.3. However, the misleading documentation
is not present in all versions.