STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: BIND 9.x Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 8 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The master servers in a BIND 9.x implementation must notify authorized secondary name servers when zone files are updated.

DISA Rule

SV-87033r3_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-72409

Group Title

SRG-APP-000516-DNS-000088

Rule Version

BIND-9X-001057

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Edit the "named.conf" file.

Configure the "notify" sub statement in the "options" statement block to "no":

options {
notify no;
};

Configure the “notify explicit” and "also-notify" sub statements in the zone statement block to limit zone transfer notifications to authorized secondary name servers:

zone example.com {
notify explicit;
also-notify { <ip_address>; | <address_match_list>; };

Restart the BIND 9.x process

Check Contents

If this is a secondary name server, this is Not Applicable.

On a master name server, verify that the global notify is disabled. The global entry for the name server is under the “Options” section and notify should be disabled at this section.

Inspect the "named.conf" file for the following:

options {
notify no;
};

If the "notify" statement is missing, this is a finding.
If the "notify" statement is set to "yes", this is a finding.

Verify that each zone is configured to notify authorized secondary name servers when a zone file has been updated. Each zone has its own Zone section.

Inspect the "named.conf" file for the following:

zone example.com {
notify explicit;
also-notify { <ip_address>; | <address_match_list>; };

If an "address match list" is used, verify that each ip address listed is an authorized secondary name server for that zone.

If the “notify explicit” statement is missing, this is a finding.
If the "also-notify" statement is missing, this is a finding.
If the "also-notify" statement is configured to notify name servers that are not authorized for that zone, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-72409

Documentable

False

Rule Version

BIND-9X-001057

Severity Override Guidance

If this is a secondary name server, this is Not Applicable.

On a master name server, verify that the global notify is disabled. The global entry for the name server is under the “Options” section and notify should be disabled at this section.

Inspect the "named.conf" file for the following:

options {
notify no;
};

If the "notify" statement is missing, this is a finding.
If the "notify" statement is set to "yes", this is a finding.

Verify that each zone is configured to notify authorized secondary name servers when a zone file has been updated. Each zone has its own Zone section.

Inspect the "named.conf" file for the following:

zone example.com {
notify explicit;
also-notify { <ip_address>; | <address_match_list>; };

If an "address match list" is used, verify that each ip address listed is an authorized secondary name server for that zone.

If the “notify explicit” statement is missing, this is a finding.
If the "also-notify" statement is missing, this is a finding.
If the "also-notify" statement is configured to notify name servers that are not authorized for that zone, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3085

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