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USN-5747-1: Bind vulnerabilities

29 November 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Bind.

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Releases

Packages

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled large query name when using
lightweight resolver protocol. A remote attacker could use this issue to
consume resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2775)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled large zone data size
received via AXFR response. A remote authenticated attacker could use this
issue to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-6170)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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