Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: bind updateNov 11, 2000, 00:40 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 18:23:55 -0700
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: bind Date: November 10th, 2000 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:067 Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
A vulnerability exists with the bind nameserver dealing with compressed zone transfers. This vulnerability can be exploited by authorized zone transfers and used in a DoS attack. The named daemon will crash if it receives this type of zone transfer from an authorized source address. The crash is not necessarily immediate, but can range from a few seconds to a few minutes from the time of the attack.
This new version of bind also fixes a bug in the handling of the compression pointer tables which can result in the nameserver entering an infinite loop. This bug has been known to occur in the standard processing of SRV records used with Windows 2000 Active Directory.
All Linux-Mandrake users are encouraged to upgrade bind immediately.
Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package by using "md5sum package.rpm".
To upgrade automatically, use <<MandrakeUpdate>>.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".
You can download the updates directly from:
Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/". Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two above-listed mirrors.
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