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V-72399

The BIND 9.x secondary name server must limit the total number of zones the name server can request at any one time.

Finding ID
BIND-9X-001051
Rule ID
SV-87023r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000001-DNS-000001
CCI
CCI-000054
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Limiting the number of concurrent sessions reduces the risk of Denial of Service (DoS) to the DNS implementation. Name servers do not have direct user connections but accept client connections for queries. Original restriction on client connections should be high enough to prevent a self-imposed denial of service, after which the connections are monitored and fine-tuned to best meet the organization's specific requirements.

Fix Text

Edit the "named.conf" file. Add the "transfers-in" sub statement to the "options" statement block. The value of the "transfers-in" will be based on organizational requirements needed to support DNS operations. Restart the BIND 9.x process.

Check Content

If this is not a secondary name server, this requirement is Not Applicable. Verify the name server is configured to limit the total number of zones that can be requested at one time: Inspect the "named.conf" file for the following: options { transfers-in 10; }; If the "options" statement does not contain a "transfers-in" sub statement, this is a finding.