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USN-2925-1: Bind vulnerabilities

9 March 2016

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 input received by the rndc
control channel. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-1285)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly parsed resource record signatures
for DNAME resource records. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-1286)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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