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RHSA-2009:1179: bind security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) July 29, 2009 September 12, 2009 July 04, 2017


The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the DomainName System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolverlibrary (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); andtools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly.A flaw was found in the way BIND handles dynamic update message packetscontaining the "ANY" record type. A remote attacker could use this flaw tosend a specially-crafted dynamic update packet that could cause named toexit with an assertion failure. (CVE-2009-0696)Note: even if named is not configured for dynamic updates, receiving sucha specially-crafted dynamic update packet could still cause named to exitunexpectedly.All BIND users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing theupdate, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

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