[USN-3108-1] Bind vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Fri Oct 21 07:07:25 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3108-1
October 21, 2016

bind9 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- bind9: Internet Domain Name Server


Toshifumi Sakaguchi discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain
packets with malformed options. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue 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:
  bind9                           1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.18

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


Package Information:

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