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USN-1163-1: Bind vulnerability

5 July 2011

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



  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server


It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specially crafted
packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to stop
responding, resulting in a denial of service.

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.