Updated bind packages for Red Hat
Posted on: 08/11/2002 01:57 AM

Red Hat Inc. has released a security update for the bind packages in Red Hat Linux:

ISC BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the DNS (Domain Name System) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named), which resolves host names to IP addresses; a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and various tools.

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in multiple implementations of DNS resolver libraries. Applications that utilize vulnerable DNS resolver
libraries may be affected. A remote attacker who is able to send malicious DNS responses could potentially exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.

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