USN-3108-1: Bind vulnerability
21 October 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Bind could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server
Toshifumi Sakaguchi discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain packets with malformed options. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.