Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-622-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33464
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDan Kaminsky discovered weaknesses in the DNS protocol as implemented by Bind. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof DNS entries and poison DNS caches. Among other things, this could lead to misdirected email and web traffic.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.