USN-865-1: Bind vulnerability

7 December 2009

bind9 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • bind9


Michael Sinatra discovered that Bind did not correctly validate certain records added to its cache. When DNSSEC validation is in use, a remote attacker could exploit this to spoof DNS entries and poison DNS caches. Among other things, this could lead to misdirected email and web traffic.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
libdns53 - 1:9.6.1.dfsg.P1-3ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 9.04
libdns46 - 1:9.5.1.dfsg.P2-1ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 8.10
libdns44 - 1:9.5.0.dfsg.P2-1ubuntu3.4
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libdns36 - 1:9.4.2.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libdns23 - 1:9.3.2-2ubuntu1.9

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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