bind97 security update

2014-12-12T11:03:15
ID CESA-2014:1985
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2014-12-12T11:03:15

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2014:1985

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND followed DNS delegations. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted zone containing a large number of referrals which, when looked up and processed, would cause named to use excessive amounts of memory or crash. (CVE-2014-8500)

All bind97 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-December/032864.html

Affected packages: bind97 bind97-chroot bind97-devel bind97-libs bind97-utils

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1985.html