USN-3956-2: Bind vulnerability

09 May 2019

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

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

USN-3956-1 fixed a vulnerability in Bind. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled limiting the number of
simultaneous TCP clients. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause Bind to consume resources, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

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