BIND: Handling responses containing a DNAME answer can lead to an assertion failure (CVE-2016-8864)
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS (SLES 12 GA LTSS)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 LTSS (SLES 11 SP3 LTSS)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 LTSS (SLES 11 SP2 LTSS)
The problem is basically a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack when bind is handling special DNAME response records. This vulnerability can potentially be exploited against all BIND 9 servers.
All versions prior to the current BIND release are affected.
Further details can be found here.
SLES 12 SP1
- bind-9.9.9P1-49.1 was released 2nd of November 2016
SLES 12 GA LTSS
- bind-9.9.9P1-28.23.1 was released 2nd of November 2016
SUSE recommends to patch all affected servers as soon as possible.
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- Document ID:7018224
- Creation Date: 02-Nov-2016
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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