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RHSA-2012:1123: bind security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) July 24, 2012 August 04, 2012 July 03, 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.An uninitialized data structure use flaw was found in BIND when DNSSECvalidation was enabled. A remote attacker able to send a large number ofqueries to a DNSSEC validating BIND resolver could use this flaw to causeit to exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure. (CVE-2012-3817)Users of bind are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcorrect this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named)will be restarted automatically.

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