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    Debian: DSA-2515-1: nsd3 security update

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    Marek Vavruša and Lubos Slovak discovered that NSD, an authoritative domain name server, is not properly handling non-standard DNS packets. his can result in a NULL pointer dereference and crash the handling process. A remote attacker can abuse this flaw to perform denial of
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2515-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    July 19, 2012                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : nsd3
    Vulnerability  : null pointer dereference
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-2978
    
    Marek Vavruša and Lubos Slovak discovered that NSD, an authoritative
    domain name server, is not properly handling non-standard DNS packets.
    his can result in a NULL pointer dereference and crash the handling
    process.  A remote attacker can abuse this flaw to perform denial of
    service attacks.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.2.5-1.squeeze2.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.2.12-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your nsd3 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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