[USN-4468-2] Bind vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Aug 24 13:16:25 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4468-2
August 24, 2020

bind9 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


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

Software Description:
- bind9: Internet Domain Name Server


USN-4468-1 fixed a vulnerability in Bind. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 Dave Feldman, Jeff Warren, and Joel Cunningham discovered that Bind
 incorrectly handled certain truncated responses to a TSIG-signed request. A
 remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash,
 resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-8622)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  bind9                           1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.19+esm3

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  bind9                           1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.31

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

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