USN-2728-1: Bind vulnerability

02 September 2015

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

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

Hanno Böck discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed keys
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 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References