USN-343-1: bind9 vulnerabilities

8 September 2006

bind9 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


bind did not sufficiently verify particular requests and responses from other name servers and users. By sending a specially crafted packet, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the name server.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
bind9 - 1:9.3.2-2ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 5.10
bind9 - 1:9.3.1-2ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 5.04
bind9 - 1:9.2.4-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.