[USN-1566-1] Bind vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-09-18T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1566-1 September 13, 2012

bind9 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Bind could be made to crash or if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description: - bind9: Internet Domain Name Server


It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specially crafted long resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libdns81 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 11.10: libdns69 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.4

Ubuntu 11.04: libdns69 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu2.6

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libdns64 1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.7

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libdns36 1:9.4.2.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.11

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1566-1 CVE-2012-4244

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu2.6 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.7 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.4.2.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.11

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