BIND: Handling responses containing a DNAME answer can lead to an assertion failure (CVE-2016-8864)

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On Tuesday, 1st of November, a high impact vulnerability in the bind service was made public by the ISC.

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.


SUSE is aware of this and will release patches during the next hours.

  • bind-9.9.9P1-49.1 was released 2nd of November 2016


  • 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
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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