Debian: DSA-2547-1: bind9 security update

    Date12 Sep 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, does not handle DNS records properly which approach size limits inherent to the DNS protocol. An attacker could use crafted DNS records to crash the BIND server process, leading to a denial of service.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2547-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    September 12, 2012                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : bind9
    Vulnerability  : improper assert
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-4244
    
    It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, does not handle DNS records
    properly which approach size limits inherent to the DNS protocol.  An
    attacker could use crafted DNS records to crash the BIND server
    process, leading to a denial of service.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze7.
    
    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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