Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : bind9 vulnerability (USN-3119-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94468
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTony Finch and Marco Davids discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain responses containing a DNAME answer. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected bind9 package.