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V-72503

A BIND 9.x server NSEC3 must be used for all internal DNS zones.

Finding ID
BIND-9X-001610
Rule ID
SV-87127r4_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000516-DNS-000084
CCI
CCI-000366
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

To ensure that RRs associated with a query are really missing in a zone file and have not been removed in transit, the DNSSEC mechanism provides a means for authenticating the nonexistence of an RR. It generates a special RR called an NSEC (or NSEC3) RR that lists the RRTypes associated with an owner name as well as the next name in the zone file. It sends this special RR, along with its signatures, to the resolving name server. By verifying the signature, a DNSSEC-aware resolving name server can determine which authoritative owner name exists in a zone and which authoritative RRTypes exist at those owner names.

Fix Text

Resign each zone that is missing NSEC records. Restart the BIND 9.x process.

Check Content

If the server is in a classified network, this is Not Applicable. If the server is on an internal, restricted network with reserved IP space, this is Not Applicable. With the assistance of the DNS Administrator, identify each internal DNS zone listed in the "named.conf" file. For each internal zone identified, inspect the signed zone file for the NSEC resource records: 86400 NSEC example.com. A RRSIG NSEC If the zone file does not contain an NSEC record for the zone, this is a finding.