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Ubuntu: Security update for bind9

Einar Lonn discovered that under certain conditions bind9, a DNS server, may use cached data before initialization. As a result, an attacker can trigger and assertion failure on servers under high query load that do DNSSEC validation. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2517-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
July 30, 2012                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : bind9
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-3817

Einar Lonn discovered that under certain conditions bind9, a DNS server,
may use cached data before initialization.  As a result, an attacker can
trigger and assertion failure on servers under high query load that do
DNSSEC validation.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze6.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4.2.


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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