(RHSA-2016:0073) Moderate: bind security update

2016-01-27T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2016:0073
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 denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND processed certain malformed Address Prefix List (APL) records. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause named to crash. (CVE-2015-8704)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue.

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.