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USN-2669-1: Bind vulnerability

7 July 2015

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



  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server


Breno Silveira Soares discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain
zone data when configured to perform DNSSEC validation. A remote attacker
could use this issue with specially crafted zone data 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 15.04
Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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