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Ubuntu: Security update for Bind

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specially crafted long resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1566-1
September 13, 2012

bind9 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

Bind could be made to crash or if it received specially crafted network
traffic.

Software Description:
- bind9: Internet Domain Name Server

Details:

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specially crafted
long resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind
to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
 libdns81                        1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 11.10:
 libdns69                        1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.4

Ubuntu 11.04:
 libdns69                        1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu2.6

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 libdns64                        1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.7

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
 libdns36                        1:9.4.2.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.11

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1566-1
 CVE-2012-4244

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.3
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.4
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu2.6
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.7
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.4.2.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.11
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