Security update for bind9
(Last modified: 03JUN2002)
solutions Security update for bind9 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3a5d6bf93a8b5bcba3a80f9f57d7866f)
This vulnerability can be used in denial of service attacks, where the attacker sends malicious DNS queries to the server, but reportedly, it is also possible to trigger such queries via other system services (e.g. sendmail) that can take down the DNS server.
Note that it is not enough to upgrade the bind9 package itself, you must upgrade the bind9-utils package, because it contains the shared library that has the fix for this vulnerability.
rpm -fvh bind9.rpm
After upgrading, please restart the name server daemon issuing the following command as root user:
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