USN-2081-1: Bind vulnerability

13 January 2014

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



  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server


Jared Mauch discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain queries for
NSEC3-signed zones. A remote attacker could use this flaw with a specially
crafted query to cause Bind to stop responding, resulting in a denial of

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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