Debian Security Advisory

DLA-672-1 bind9 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-2848.
More information:
  • CVE-2016-2848

    A server vulnerable to this defect can be forced to exit with an assertion failure if it receives a malformed packet. Authoritative and recursive servers are both vulnerable.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu2+deb7u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.

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