(RHSA-2009:0020) Moderate: bind security update

2009-01-08T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2009:0020
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2019-03-22T23:42:27

Description

BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the DNS (Domain Name System) protocols.

A flaw was discovered in the way BIND checked the return value of the OpenSSL DSA_do_verify function. On systems using DNSSEC, a malicious zone could present a malformed DSA certificate and bypass proper certificate validation, allowing spoofing attacks. (CVE-2009-0025)

For users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 this update also addresses a bug which can cause BIND to occasionally exit with an assertion failure.

All BIND users are advised to upgrade to the updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the update, BIND daemon will be restarted automatically.