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USN-1601-1: Bind vulnerability

10 October 2012

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

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

Jake Montgomery discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specific
combinations of RDATA. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind
to crash, 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 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References