USN-2837-1: Bind vulnerability

15 December 2015

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

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled responses with malformed
class attributes. A remote attacker could use this issue 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 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References