Debian Security Advisory
DLA-696-1 bind9 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 02 Nov 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-8864.
- More information:
Tony Finch and Marco Davids reported an assertion failure in BIND, a DNS server implementation, which causes the server process to terminate. This denial-of-service vulnerability is related to a defect in the processing of responses with DNAME records from authoritative servers and primarily affects recursive resolvers.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu2+deb7u13.
We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS