Openwall GNU/*/Linux Information for VU#803539

Multiple vendors' Domain Name System (DNS) stub resolvers vulnerable to buffer overflows



Vendor Statement

No release or branch of Openwall GNU/*/Linux (Owl) is known to be affected, due to Olaf Kirch's fixes for this problem getting into the GNU C library more than two years ago.

The BIND 4.9.8-OW2 patch and BIND 4.9.9 release (and thus 4.9.9-OW1) include fixes for this vulnerability, originally developed by Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino of NetBSD. The updated patches are available at the usual location:
The BIND 4.9.x-OW patches provide certain security features which are not a part of ISC's now deprecated BIND 4 and are recommended for use by sites which chose to stick with BIND 4 for a little longer for whatever reason. They aren't a part of Owl.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

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