Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerabilities (USN-1462-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 59386
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDan Luther discovered that Bind incorrectly handled zero length rdata fields. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash or behave erratically, resulting in a denial of service.
It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled revoked domain names.
A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause malicious domain names to be continuously resolvable even after they have been revoked.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.