Updated: November 19, 2002
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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
Package: bind, bind8
Vulnerability: denial of service, arbitrary code execution
OpenPKG Specific: no
Dependent Packages: none
Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG 1.0 <= bind-8.2.6-1.0.1 >= bind-8.2.6-1.0.2
OpenPKG 1.1 <= bind8-8.3.3-1.1.0 >= bind8-8.3.3-1.1.1
OpenPKG CURRENT <= bind8-8.3.3-2002082 >= bind8-8.3.3-20021114
The Internet Software Consortium (ISC)  has discovered or has been
notified of several bugs which can result in vulnerabilities of varying
levels of severity in BIND . These problems include buffer overflows,
stack revealing, divide by zero, null pointer dereferencing, and more .
A subset of these vulnerabilities exist in the BIND packages distributed by
Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/rpm -qa |
grep bind". If you have an affected version of the "bind" or "bind8" package
(see above), upgrade it according to the solution below.
Because disabling recursion or disabling DNSSEC is a workaround to only a
subset of the aforementioned problems, it is not a recommended aproach.
Since these vulnerabilities do not exist in BIND version 9.2.1, one solution
simply involves upgrading to it. The packages bind-9.2.1-1.1.0 in OpenPKG
1.1 , and bind-9.2.1-20021111 in OpenPKG CURRENT  are both candidates
in this respect. Be warned that although such later versions of BIND are
stable, there exist large differences between BIND 8 and BIND 9 software.
A lighter approach involves updating existing packages to newly patched
versions of BIND 8. Select the updated source RPM appropriate
for your OpenPKG release , and fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service
or a mirror location. Verify its integrity , build a corresponding
binary RPM from it and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the
binary RPM . For the latest OpenPKG 1.1 release, perform the following
operations to permanently fix the security problem (for other releases
$ ftp ftp.openpkg.org
ftp> cd release/1.1/UPD
ftp> get bind8-8.3.3-1.1.1.src.rpm
$ <prefix>/bin/rpm -v --checksig bind8-8.3.3-1.1.1.src.rpm
$ <prefix>/bin/rpm --rebuild bind8-8.3.3-1.1.1.src.rpm
$ su -
# <prefix>/bin/rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/bind8-8.3.3-1.1.1.*.rpm
# <prefix>/etc/rc bind8 stop start
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