bind (SSA:2007-026-01)
Posted on: 01/28/2007 12:00 PM

New bind packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to fix denial of service security issues.

Versions of bind-9.2.x older than bind-9.2.8, and versions of bind-9.3.x older than 9.3.4 can be made to crash with malformed local or remote data.

More details about the issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to bind-9.3.4. This update fixes two denial of service
vulnerabilities where an attacker could crash the name server with
specially crafted malformed data.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
43e96e4850f6caf31a54ef40a9e43b30 bind-9.2.8-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
e8d6fc775853a7ca8ede0384aef42df5 bind-9.2.8-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
f51dec70ec4eb40b158d61fd896f3598 bind-9.2.8-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
69e8a58709fdf9b6640c9b580f2a3f02 bind-9.2.8-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
70a9bfb735c72244363a533bf045a866 bind-9.3.4-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
2415304d1eaabdb2ac11f431d9fa166c bind-9.3.4-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
ced6de22bd753d4f005fb47ab933df88 bind-9.3.4-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.3.4-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Restart the name server:
# sh /etc/rc.d/rc.bind restart


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