bind (SSA:2011-189-01)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] bind (SSA:2011-189-01)
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:18:53 -0700 (PDT)

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[slackware-security] bind (SSA:2011-189-01)

New bind packages are available for Slackware 13.37, and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/bind-9.7.3_P3-i486-1_slack13.37.txz: Upgraded.
A specially constructed packet will cause BIND 9 ("named") to exit,
affecting DNS service. The issue exists in BIND 9.6.3 and newer.
"Change #2912 (see CHANGES) exposed a latent bug in the DNS message
processing code that could allow certain UPDATE requests to crash
named. This was fixed by disambiguating internal database
representation vs DNS wire format data. [RT #24777] [CVE-2011-2464]"
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

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 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 13.37 package:
6aa159ec74146d5794cd46075541405c bind-9.7.3_P3-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
08abf6bfffc52c0a392658ebd3fa046c bind-9.7.3_P3-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
e5e1be017f8204ba3e3b4ad9e30f3714 n/bind-9.7.3_P3-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
3d1e556bc5a7646cf331398a8f09d582 n/bind-9.7.3_P3-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.7.3_P3-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Then, restart the name server:

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


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