Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2560-1 bind9 -- denial of service
- Date Reported:
- 20 Oct 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 690118.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-5166.
- More information:
It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, hangs while constructing the additional section of a DNS reply, when certain combinations of resource records are present. This vulnerability affects both recursive and authoritative servers.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze8.
We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.