Debian: DSA-2656-1: bind9 security update

    Date30 Mar 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Matthew Horsfall of Dyn, Inc. discovered that BIND, a DNS server, is prone to a denial of service vulnerability. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially-crafted DNS query to named that, when processed, would cause named to use an excessive amount of memory, or
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2656-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 30, 2013                         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-2013-2266
    Debian Bug     : 704174
    
    Matthew Horsfall of Dyn, Inc. discovered that BIND, a DNS server, is
    prone to a denial of service vulnerability. A remote attacker could use
    this flaw to send a specially-crafted DNS query to named that, when
    processed, would cause named to use an excessive amount of memory, or
    possibly crash.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze10.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu1.
    
    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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