Security fix released for BIND

Number: AV14-102
Date: 08 December 2014

Purpose

The purpose of the Advisory to bring attention to the recently released security fix for BIND.

Assessment

ISC has released a security fix to solve; a defect in delegation handling (CVE-2014-8500), problems in BIND’s GeoIP code (CVE-2014-8680), a defect in EDNS option processing (CVE-2014-3859) and an error in the prefetch feature (CVE-2014-3214). If left unpatched an attacker could crash BIND or cause memory exhaustion.

Versions affected: 9.0.x -> 9.8.x, 9.9.0 -> 9.9.6, 9.10.0 -> 9.10.1

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.

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Note to Readers

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