A vulnerability in the BIND name server could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service against an affected system.
The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is a popular Domain Name System (DNS) implementation from Internet Systems Consortium (ISC). A buffer overflow error exists in the handling of the q_usedns array used by the server to track nameservers and addresses that have been queried. This vulnerability only affects BIND versions 8.4.4 and 8.4.5.
A remote attacker may be able to cause the name server daemon to crash, thereby causing a denial of service for DNS operations.
Apply a patch from the vendor
Patches have been released in response to this issue. Please see the Systems Affected section of this document.
Apple Computer Inc.
Red Hat Inc.
Sun Microsystems Inc.
MetaSolv Software Inc.
Wind River Systems Inc.
Thanks to Joao Damas of the Internet Systems Consortium for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Chad Dougherty based on information provided by ISC.
|Date First Published:||2005-01-25|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-03-18 16:36 UTC|