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CLA-2002:494-bind

by Nikola Strahija on June 6th, 2002 "bind" is a name server (DNS) developed by the ISC and used in many internet and intranet sites. ISC (Internet Software Consortium) reported a remote denial of service vulnerability[2] in the BIND[1] server. A remote attacker can exploit this problem and shut down the name server. This vulnerability only affects the 9.x versions of the server and has no other consequence besides shutting down the service.


An indication that the service has been shut down due to this problem
are the following messages in the system log (/var/log/messages):

named: message.c:808: REQUIRE(*rdataset == ((void *)0)) failed
named: exiting (due to assertion failure)

Please note that regular DNS traffic could also accidentally trigger
this problem.

ISC has released BIND version 9.2.1 to address this vulnerability.


SOLUTION
It is recommended that all bind users upgrade their packages. The
"named" service will be automatically restarted if it was already
running before the upgrade.


REFERENCES
1. http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/bind9.html
2. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/739123
3. http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-15.html
4. http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/bind-security.html


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1U70_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/bind-chroot-9.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/bind-devel-static-9.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/bind-doc-9.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/bind-chroot-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/bind-devel-static-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/bind-doc-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/bind-libs-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1U8_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

- run: apt-get update
- after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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