(RHSA-2015:1513) Important: bind security update

2015-07-28T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2015:1513
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-06T20:24:18

Description

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 flaw was found in the way BIND handled requests for TKEY DNS resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named (functioning as an authoritative DNS server or a DNS resolver) exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS request packet. (CVE-2015-5477)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jonathan Foote as the original reporter.

All bind 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.