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USN-1657-1: Bind vulnerability

6 December 2012

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



  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server


It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain crafted queries
when DNS64 was enabled. 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 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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