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RHSA-2014:1985: bind97 security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) December 10, 2014 December 15, 2014 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 denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND followed DNSdelegations. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted zonecontaining a large number of referrals which, when looked up and processed,would cause named to use excessive amounts of memory or crash.(CVE-2014-8500)All bind97 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing theupdate, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

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