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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="mailto:marc@suse.de">marc@suse.de>


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)

76afbb91c001880687e47f4dc0404807 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/bind8-8.2.2-8.alpha.rpm
a5f453329a023221476143956cf11b2d ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/bindutil-8.2.2-8.alpha.rpm
f510a224c9f45014853c128bb0f0d0da ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/5.3/n1/bind-4.9.7-101.i386.rpm
1e6234a05cbe7dd3c4e207743d3b4f6f ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/5.3/n1/bind8-8.2.2-8.i386.rpm
036fbc51c9902f7fe5cba1db5ef171e0 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/5.3/n1/bindutil-8.2.2-8.i386.rpm
bca65a23d1e6ffe284956549e8eda731 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/bind-4.9.7-101.i386.rpm
d0bb5a9d2e4a0bb918856681828d677a ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/bind8-8.2.2-8.i386.rpm
23a77b3103ce7cae0003d632a228ce87 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/bindutil-8.2.2-8.i386.rpm
3a69c1344e970d1edb580420614d052f ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/bind-4.9.7-101.i386.rpm
e621dff7568fc5a6933e19df40283d0a ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/bind8-8.2.2-8.i386.rpm
e3c23546e73f3cffeea662c9de953d99 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/bindutil-8.2.2-8.i386.rpm


You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

Our webpage for patches:
http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements:
http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact security@suse.de


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