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Mandrake: 'bind' Denial of Service vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake The error condition can be remotely exploited by a special DNS packet. This can only be used to create a Denial of Service on the server


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           bind
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:038
Date:                   June 4th, 2002
Affected versions:      8.0, 8.1, 8.2

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered in the BIND9 DNS server in versions
 prior to 9.2.1.  An error condition will trigger the shutdown of the
 server when the rdataset parameter to the dns_message_findtype()
 function in message.c is not NULL as expected.  This condition causes
 the server to assert an error message and shutdown the BIND server.
 The error condition can be remotely exploited by a special DNS packet.
 This can only be used to create a Denial of Service on the server; the
 error condition is correctly detected, so it will not allow an attacker
 to execute arbitrary code on the server.


Updated Packages:

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 b7327117abef879774bfd9efa3faa84c  8.0/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 ad3c9e7fcb229beaaf2ce56e30124c39  8.0/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 61543aafbe19f7406ea3d319b77af511  8.0/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 8d49998b70d062c0fafc6fb36f03dfba  8.0/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.3mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
 ff56c6c4a7b5f3670cc6a764ed5a104b  ppc/8.0/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.3mdk.ppc.rpm
 e3e3989a9ee68e48ce2e78028b98971a  ppc/8.0/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1.3mdk.ppc.rpm
 7e4a90a28c87e53e16baa8c065aa8b5e  ppc/8.0/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1.3mdk.ppc.rpm
 8d49998b70d062c0fafc6fb36f03dfba  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.3mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 386b11997ca10abe6a81a4a4c235546e  8.1/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 f618abac099786a6ae574c5e015c4ecf  8.1/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a8dfddb3254b1d1b2dbf892251c5e5f1  8.1/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 62e449f471d7a86dfeccc712886f124b  8.1/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 181d0579ae1d7b3feed1e0c9baa92ea8  ia64/8.1/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 64d34637723d824f8df2ca4d562c7b6f  ia64/8.1/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 17d15dcba22a2358d7e279d9b098ad6a  ia64/8.1/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 62e449f471d7a86dfeccc712886f124b  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 8f0f5aebb6a2b85dcb4207811d8cacb7  8.2/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 171cd5410a5d263bb647b559d56ed30f  8.2/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 867758b80abdb873964e5b60b9c1ef8b  8.2/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 62e449f471d7a86dfeccc712886f124b  8.2/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
 8c01473767f9ab5366a044cbffca6e23  ppc/8.2/RPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 b900c1af24122b46494b526af2efbbd9  ppc/8.2/RPMS/bind-devel-9.2.1-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 3d2f1896d47cb67c2751a599e0c14737  ppc/8.2/RPMS/bind-utils-9.2.1-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 62e449f471d7a86dfeccc712886f124b  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/bind-9.2.1-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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