bind (SSA:2012-209-01) update for Slackware
Posted on: 07/28/2012 11:13 AM

New bind packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix security issues

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.37.txz: Upgraded.
Prevents a named assert (crash) when validating caused by using
"Bad cache" data before it has been initialized. [RT #30025]
ISC_QUEUE handling for recursive clients was updated to address a
race condition that could cause a memory leak. This rarely occurred
with UDP clients, but could be a significant problem for a server
handling a steady rate of TCP queries. [RT #29539 & #30233]
Under heavy incoming TCP query loads named could experience a
memory leak which could lead to significant reductions in query
response or cause the server to be terminated on systems with
"out of memory" killers. [RT #29539]
A condition has been corrected where improper handling of zero-length
RDATA could cause undesirable behavior, including termination of
the named process. [RT #29644]
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

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Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
976aa8dc3e374323b0561312c9f1661c bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
dbaa53400ffe7a10aa2687653d02d232 bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
1946e8e1e80cbb6c6d1655fc72fb2c18 bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
b8f077dc45c9b536edc1c90b26d1cf27 bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
5fd6bb6827e53728d66993385c4afe06 bind-9.7.6_P2-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
15acc47f18b3debc0503175c034db1b0 bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
e30d42a5f029c663a7a337a5e4352d4c bind-9.7.6_P2-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
3c2301eaf1a4aaba2b176bf5e5f47322 bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
8a379f19cd47dc5ec90b9202ac76f5ac bind-9.7.6_P2-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
200f8787284d4bbcf752b975936acba3 n/bind-9.9.1_P2-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
f8d7622c5e1a3c6c8fe65dc91698b6e0 n/bind-9.9.1_P2-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Then, restart the name server:

# /etc/rc.d/rc.bind restart


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