USN-1462-1: Bind vulnerabilities

05 June 2012

Bind could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

Dan Luther discovered that Bind incorrectly handled zero length rdata
fields. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash or
behave erratically, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1667)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled revoked domain names. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to cause malicious domain names to be
continuously resolvable even after they have been revoked. (CVE-2012-1033)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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