The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. It contains a DNS server (named), a resolver library with routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS, and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly. These packages contain version 9.7 of the BIND suite.
A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled queries for NSEC3-signed zones. A remote attacker could use this flaw against an authoritative name server that served NCES3-signed zones by sending a specially crafted query, which, when processed, would cause named to crash. (CVE-2014-0591)
Note: The CVE-2014-0591 issue does not directly affect the version of bind97 shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue is being addressed however to assure it is not introduced in future builds of bind97 (possibly built with a different compiler or C library optimization).
This update also fixes the following bug:
All bind97 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.