Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-1566-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 62098
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specially crafted long resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.