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RHSA-2014:1985 -- bind97 security update (Important)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28498

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly. A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND followed DNS delegations. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted zone containing a large number of referrals which when looked up and processed would cause named to use excessive amounts of memory or crash. (CVE-2014-8500) All bind97 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2014:1985
  • CESA-2014:1985
  • CVE-2014-8500
Product(s):
  • bind97