Incorrect response when DNS server uses wildcard CNAME and DNSSEC validation failures in Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes an issue in which incorrect responses are received when an DNS server uses wildcard CNAME and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) validation failures in Windows Server 2012 R2. An update is available to fix this issue. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

Issues that are fixed in this update

Issue 1

When DNSSEC validation is enabled on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based DNS server, the DNS server incorrectly reports the failed name validation when it receives a NODATA response and returns a SERVFAIL error to the client.

Issue 2

Windows Server 2012 R2-based DNS server doesn't return all the Resource record signature (RRSIG) records that should be returned with the Next Secure (NSEC) records if the query passes through a BIND forwarder during resolution. This causes DNSSEC validation to fail for any servers that are using Windows Server 2012 R2-based server as a forwarder.

Issue 3

Incorrect response to AAAA queries from Windows Server 2012 R2-based DNS server when a wildcard CNAME is used. 

How to get this update

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system

Update

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

Download Download the package now.

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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, install April 2014, update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this's a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.960 0.18 xxx

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

x64 Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Cache.dns

Not applicable

3,198

18-Jun-2013

14:43

Not applicable

Dns.exe

6.3.9600.18191

1,735,680

08-Jan-2016

17:07

x64

Dnsserver.events.xml

Not applicable

609

18-Jun-2013

14:43

Not applicable


x64 Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_2f319a326c4bf2082cf9fee1554c675c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18191_none_c7bc64eadb653c44.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

710

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_dcc7990e68bd8e3417586fc69accf384_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18191_none_dc5fd486c125d5b6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_eae028a28205c0da5f0beee963213368_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18191_none_65d162e1db6743a1.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_f4748f2f40d8018076021e218b7c8389_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18191_none_0b50ac3fbdc117c7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

2,476

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..r-service.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18191_en-us_4cba49f73e3d1b98.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,476

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

2,476

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

2,476

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

2,476

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09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

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09-Jan-2016

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01:32

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09-Jan-2016

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01:32

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File size

2,476

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09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

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File version

Not applicable

File size

2,476

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

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File size

2,476

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

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File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

2,476

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

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Date (UTC)

08-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

19:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

16,888

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2016

Time (UTC)

01:32

Platform

Not applicable


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