Debian: DSA-2517-1: bind9 security update

    Date30 Jul 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2517-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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/
    
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