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 handled resource records with a largeRDATA value. A malicious owner of a DNS domain could use this flaw tocreate specially-crafted DNS resource records, that would cause a recursiveresolver or secondary server to exit unexpectedly with an assertionfailure. (CVE-2012-4244)Users of bind97 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcorrect this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named)will be restarted automatically.