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USN-1139-1: Bind vulnerabilities

30 May 2011

An attacker could send crafted input to Bind and cause it to crash.

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain bad signatures if
multiple trust anchors existed for a single zone. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to cause Bind to stop responding, resulting in a denial of
service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS.
(CVE-2010-3762)

Frank Kloeker and Michael Sinatra discovered that Bind incorrectly handled
certain very large RRSIG RRsets included in negative responses. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to stop responding, resulting in
a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1910)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.