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A bind security update has been released for Slackware Linux 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and current.

slackware-security: bind (SSA:2021-118-01)

[slackware-security] bind (SSA:2021-118-01)

New bind packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current
to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/bind-9.11.31-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes bugs and the following security issues:
A specially crafted GSS-TSIG query could cause a buffer overflow in the
ISC implementation of SPNEGO.
named crashed when a DNAME record placed in the ANSWER section during DNAME
chasing turned out to be the final answer to a client query.
Insufficient IXFR checks could result in named serving a zone without an SOA
record at the apex, leading to a RUNTIME_CHECK assertion failure when the
zone was subsequently refreshed. This has been fixed by adding an owner name
check for all SOA records which are included in a zone transfer.
For more information, see:
(* 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 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 package:
519a2040e945570735a7a3da02333e78 bind-9.11.31-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
7516759891446c682dcfb346d4576c8c bind-9.11.31-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package:
36836b348c1b350244bf1ffc8b755676 bind-9.11.31-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
5775a6ed64872d17721f2ecf4ad5f605 bind-9.11.31-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware 14.2 package:
429f4a9a8bbbaebeac900410f7b51cb1 bind-9.11.31-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
0943942abf8a473f09078a246dfb2a22 bind-9.11.31-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package:
5ea5403c4c90b45e520df7efa89b7a22 n/bind-9.16.15-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
ac29737530f56e0e36bf599598e651ae n/bind-9.16.15-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.11.31-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Then, restart the name server:

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