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Debian: Security update for BIND

It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, hangs while constructing the additional section of a DNS reply, when certain combinations of resource records are present. This vulnerability affects both recursive and authoritative servers.

Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2560-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
October 20, 2012                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : bind9
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5166
Debian Bug     : 690118

It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, hangs while constructing
the additional section of a DNS reply, when certain combinations of
resource records are present.  This vulnerability affects both
recursive and authoritative servers.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze8.

We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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