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USN-3108-1: Bind vulnerability

21 October 2016

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

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Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

Toshifumi Sakaguchi discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain
packets with malformed options. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

References