Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : bind9 vulnerability (USN-1783-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65763
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMatthew Horsfall discovered that Bind incorrectly handled regular expression checking. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to consume an excessive amount of memory, possibly resulting in a denial of service. This issue was corrected by disabling RDATA regular expression syntax checking.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.