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RHSA-2012:1267: bind security and bug fix update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) September 13, 2012 September 16, 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.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)This update also fixes the following bug:Users of bind are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcorrect these issues. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named)will be restarted automatically.

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