USN-3259-1: Bind vulnerabilities

17 April 2017

bind9 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Bind.

Software Description

  • bind9 - Internet Domain Name Server

Details

It was discovered that the resolver in Bind made incorrect assumptions about ordering when processing responses containing a CNAME or DNAME. An attacker could use this cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-3137)

Oleg Gorokhov discovered that in some situations, Bind did not properly handle DNS64 queries. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-3136)

Mike Lalumiere discovered that in some situations, Bind did not properly handle invalid operations requested via its control channel. An attacker with access to the control channel could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-3138)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
bind9 - 1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-10.1ubuntu5
Ubuntu 16.10
bind9 - 1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-10.1ubuntu1.6
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
bind9 - 1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-8ubuntu1.6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
bind9 - 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.14
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
bind9 - 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.22

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.

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