[USN-4197-1] Bind vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Nov 21 13:12:47 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4197-1
November 21, 2019

bind9 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Bind could be made to consume resources if it received specially crafted
network traffic.

Software Description:
- bind9: Internet Domain Name Server


It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain TCP-pipelined
queries. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.10:
  bind9                           1:9.11.5.P4+dfsg-5.1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 19.04:
  bind9                           1:9.11.5.P1+dfsg-1ubuntu2.6

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  bind9                           1:9.11.3+dfsg-1ubuntu1.11

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


Package Information:

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