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CNET News: Net Consortium Ties Flaws to BIND

Mar 07, 2003, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Gray)

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"After what was described as a 'maintenance release' of the latest version of BIND, the Internet Software Consortium has admitted that flaws in the earlier software version mean the update is 'strongly recommended.'

"Confusion is rife about potential vulnerabilities in BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain), the most commonly used domain name server on the Internet, and experts are calling on the makers of the software to clarify the issue.

"Domain name servers are used to match domain names to numerical Internet Protocol addresses, with the vast majority of these running BIND; the software essentially runs the Internet..."

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