USN-3172-1: Bind vulnerabilities

12 January 2017

Several security issues were fixed in Bind.

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed responses
to an ANY query. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9131)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed responses
to an ANY query. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9147)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed DS record
responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-9444)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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