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Security bugfix for Bind8


(Last modified: 02OCT2002)

solutions Security bugfix for Bind8 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (aea0f30eeacccbd4caf13a91e219e99b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: bind8
Release: 20021002
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed on all systems.



Problem description

A bug with security-implications was found in the DNS resolver library. An application which uses res_search/res_nsearch or res_query/res_nquery may read beyond the end of a too small 'answer' buffer and will trigger a segmentation fault, a DNS decoding error or (not very likely) leak internal program information.


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 bind8.rpm bindutil.rpm
If you are running the Bind named, please restart it with
rcnamed restart
after the update.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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