Slackware: bind DoS
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New bind packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a Denial of Service issue.
[slackware-security]  bind DoS  (SSA:2006-257-01)

New bind packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,
and -current to fix a Denial of Service issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

As well as here:

There are no known active exploits at this time.

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
  Upgraded to bind-9.3.2_P1.
  This update addresses a denial of service vulnerability.
  BIND's CHANGES file says this:
    2066.   [security]      Handle SIG queries gracefully. [RT #16300]
  The best discussion I've found is in FreeBSD's advisory, so here's a link:
  Also, fixed some missing man pages.  (noticed by Xavier Thomassin -- thanks)
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.0 package:
641cce9a50667d49df3d67add0ff76ff  bind-9.2.6_P1-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
29f41cfd25b2b1fdf333f88c4e652ec3  bind-9.2.6_P1-i486-2_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
6fc49bad0cd810133d1f54e42dd17b29  bind-9.2.6_P1-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
9d298ea5cfab7f088d238386a288c640  bind-9.3.2_P1-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
f01ac09880f628674e8520738e1b45cf  bind-9.3.2_P1-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
0aac4c9eed155d6fe2e85bfdd13572ee  bind-9.3.2_P1-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.3.2_P1-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Restart named:

sh /etc/rc.d/rc.bind restart


Slackware Linux Security Team