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USN-2874-1: Bind vulnerability

19 January 2016

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



  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server


It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain APL data. A remote
attacker could possibly 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.