Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : bind9 vulnerabilities (USN-418-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28010
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in Bind's DNSSEC validation code. Remote attackers could send a specially crafted DNS query which would cause the Bind server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. Only servers configured to use DNSSEC extensions were vulnerable.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.