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SuSE Security Advisory: bind

Nov 21, 1999, 05:39 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: 15 Nov 1999 17:49:43 +0100
From: "Marc Heuse" <<a href="">>

SuSE Security Announcement

Package: bind8 < 8.2.2p2 + bind4 < 4.9.7-REL
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 01:56:04 GMT

Affected SuSE versions: all
Vulnerability Type: remote root compromise, denial of service
SuSE default package: yes (not activated by default)
Other affected systems: all unix systems using bind8

A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.

Please note, that that we provide this information on "as-is" basis only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of the update package.

1. Problem Description

Several vulnerabilities were found within bind4 and bind8.

2. Impact

All bind4 and bind8 versions can be crashed in certain circumstances. bind8 8.2 until 8.2.1 can be compromised remotely through a buffer overflow.

3. Solution

Updated the package from our FTP server.

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing: (For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)


You can find updates on our ftp-Server: for Intel processors for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:

Our webpage for patches:

Our webpage for security announcements:

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