Debian Security Advisory

bind -- buffer overflow causing potential remote root exploits, denial of service

Date Reported:
08 Apr 1998
Affected Packages:
bind 4.9 prior to 4.9.7-1 and bind 8 prior to 8.1.2-1
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:
Older versions of bind are vulnerable to a buffer overrun during an inverse query request, potentially allowing system access as root. Additional vulnerabilities permit denial of service attacks on the bind service.

See CERT advisory CA-98.05.

Fixed in:
Intel - (in release 1.3) 4.9.7-2
All - (in release 2.0) 1:8.1.2-1