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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1601-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1601-1
Posted Oct 11, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1601-1 - Jake Montgomery discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specific combinations of RDATA. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-5166
MD5 | 5a7adc16ed76efd9cc82700e7dad6d4c

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1601-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1601-1
October 10, 2012

bind9 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

Bind could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
traffic.

Software Description:
- bind9: Internet Domain Name Server

Details:

Jake Montgomery discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specific
combinations of RDATA. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind
to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
bind9 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.4

Ubuntu 11.10:
bind9 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.5

Ubuntu 11.04:
bind9 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu2.7

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
bind9 1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.8

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
bind9 1:9.4.2.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.12

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1601-1
CVE-2012-5166

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu4.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.3.dfsg-1ubuntu2.7
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.7.0.dfsg.P1-1ubuntu0.8
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/1:9.4.2.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.12

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