Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDKSA-2002:043)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61917
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA buffer overflow vulnerability exists in different implementations of the DNS resolver libraries. A remote attacker able to sent malicious DNS responses could potentially exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS (Denial of Service) on a vulnerable system. The named daemon itself is not vulnerable to this problem, but this latest version of bind 8 includes fixes to the DNS resolver libraries.
SolutionUpdate the affected bind, bind-devel and / or bind-utils packages.