Remote denial of service vulnerability exposes BIND servers

    Date30 Jul 2015
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2216
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    BIND operators released new versions of the DNS protocol software overnight to patch a critical vulnerability which can be exploited for use in denial-of-service cyberattacks. Lead investigator Michael McNally from the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) said in a security advisory the bug, CVE-2015-5477, is a critical issue which can allow hijackers to send malicious packets to knock out email systems, websites and other online services.
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