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The BIND 9.x server implementation must limit the number of concurrent session client connections to the number of allowed dynamic update clients.

Finding ID
BIND-9X-001052
Rule ID
SV-87025r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000001-DNS-000115
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-out" sub statement to the "options" statement block. The value of the "transfers-out" will be based on organizational requirements needed to support DNS operations. Restart the BIND 9.x process.

Check Content

Verify the name server is configured to limit the number of concurrent client connections to the number of allowed dynamic update clients: Inspect the "named.conf" file for the following: options { transfers-out 10; }; If the "options" statement does not contain a "transfers-out" sub statement, this is a finding.