[SECURITY] [DSA 3094-1] bind9 security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-3094-1:2E334
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-12-08T21:43:21


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3094-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano December 08, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : bind9 CVE ID : CVE-2014-8500

It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, is prone to a denial of service vulnerability. By making use of maliciously-constructed zones or a rogue server, an attacker can exploit an oversight in the code BIND 9 uses to follow delegations in the Domain Name Service, causing BIND to issue unlimited queries in an attempt to follow the delegation.
This can lead to resource exhaustion and denial of service (up to and including termination of the named server process.)

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu2+deb7u3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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