USN-2669-1: Bind vulnerability

7 July 2015

bind9 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Bind could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server


Breno Silveira Soares discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain zone data when configured to perform DNSSEC validation. A remote attacker could use this issue with specially crafted zone data to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04
bind9 - 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.10
bind9 - 1:9.9.5.dfsg-4.3ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
bind9 - 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
bind9 - 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.11

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.