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Security update for package bind8


(Last modified: 27NOV2003)

solutions Security update for package bind8 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (575f8dff3045fe74dc051f23f081fa7b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: bind8
Release: 20031127
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed on all systems that make use of the bind8 nameserver.



Problem description

This security update resolves a vulnerability in the bind8 nameserver. If an attacker can poison a (vulnerable) nameserver with authoritative negative replies, the attacked nameserver can cause a DoS (Denial of Service) for clients that use it until the TTL for the specific zone expires.


Please install the update 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 bind8.rpm
After successfully applying the update, a running nameserver must be restarted for the update to become effective. To restart the nameserver, please run the following command as user root:
rcnamed restart

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