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Debian Security Advisory 2515-1

Debian Security Advisory 2515-1
Posted Jul 19, 2012
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2515-1 - Marek Varusa 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.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2012-2978
MD5 | 106a2fef6ee434499ab04147fdf698a4

Debian Security Advisory 2515-1

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2515-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
July 19, 2012 http://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 VavruĊĦa 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: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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