USN-4365-1: Bind vulnerabilities

19 May 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Bind.

Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

Lior Shafir, Yehuda Afek, and Anat Bremler-Barr discovered that Bind
incorrectly limited certain fetches. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause Bind to consume resources, leading to a denial of
service, or possibly use Bind to perform a reflection attack.
(CVE-2020-8616)

Tobias Klein discovered that Bind incorrectly handled checking TSIG
validity. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Bind to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly perform other attacks.
(CVE-2020-8617)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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