The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of theDomain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); aresolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing withDNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly.A flaw was found in the way BIND handled certain combinations of resourcerecords. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a recursiveresolver, or an authoritative server in certain configurations, to lockup.(CVE-2012-5166)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.