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Debian: Security update for bind9

It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, crashes while processing certain sequences of recursive DNS queries, leading to a denial of service. Authoritative-only server configurations are not affected by this issue. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2347-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
November 16, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : bind9
Vulnerability  : improper assert
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-4313

It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, crashes while processing
certain sequences of recursive DNS queries, leading to a denial of
service.  Authoritative-only server configurations are not affected by
this issue.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:9.6.ESV.R4+dfsg-0+lenny4.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze4.

We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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