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Security update for bind9


(Last modified: 03JUN2002)

solutions Security update for bind9 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3a5d6bf93a8b5bcba3a80f9f57d7866f)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390

Package: bind9
Release: 20020603
Obsoletes: none


Anyone using bind9 should update this package.

Problem description

ISC reported a vulnerability in the BIND9 DNS server that causes all server processes to log an error message and exit when processing certain DNS messages.
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.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -fvh bind9.rpm
After upgrading, please restart the name server daemon issuing the following command as root user:
rcnamed restart

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