Slackware: 2012-166-01: bind: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New bind packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  bind (SSA:2012-166-01)

New bind packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,
11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
  This release fixes an issue that could crash BIND, leading to a denial of
  service.  It also fixes the so-called "ghost names attack" whereby a
  remote attacker may trigger continued resolvability of revoked domain names.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

On Slackware 8.1, only CVE-2012-1667 was patched (see ChangeLog).


  These versions were upgraded with a new version of BIND, _not_ a patched one.
  It is likely to be more strict about the correctness of configuration files.
  Care should be taken about deploying this upgrade on production servers to
  avoid an unintended interruption of service.

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating 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 8.1:

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 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
368676b58d45aeb44bb2709fef9b9dc9  bind-9.4_ESV_R5-i386-2_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
496c543f5cead74b532701c4a5ce2e9a  bind-9.7.6_P1-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
c2fa98d41c6192f9dee90fbf20087f74  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
6f6d80d82bfad02b31c6cf978f9c4eb3  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
3b044cb5268b5aa2a730e6023cd51dbe  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
5bcc0624a83bdb6a7624a951df8d9ac1  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
5f5bef76e32dff698093f4d40aaf9e22  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
e9cdeb8717363e648008890bde6f1cac  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
cdcadbc6cae03b16e39a222f24e3786b  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
77ce739695fd60507628410bb629df7a  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
52eb3c84976d1047dc82b0a7d306a59e  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
dfebcdf94ff058fe5a78cd41bedddc4f  bind-9.7.6_P1-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
f15ec3e442c950c0c0ab9a63b80a1f26  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
47f1ed3d833c223ad29331d6d38535b7  bind-9.7.6_P1-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
f6c28f56889b14020b2c3d034a3ea889  bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
6d177613e029056f533c2f4abddbfb0d  bind-9.7.6_P1-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
04a8c4613863017b632c92b93732834c  n/bind-9.9.1_P1-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
8abe838febee6d569e52d7b2e7812cc8  n/bind-9.9.1_P1-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.7.6_P1-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Ensure that the configuration files are compatible with the upgraded
version of BIND, and then restart the nameserver:

# /etc/rc.d/rc.bind restart


Slackware Linux Security Team