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USN-2437-1: Bind vulnerability

9 December 2014

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



  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server


Florian Maury discovered that Bind incorrectly handled delegation. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to consume resources
and crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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