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[TheRegister] Upgrade bug causes awkward BIND

Contributed by Dengue on from the bind dept.

Binky The Clown writes : "Interesting article about a DoS problem that surfaces after upgrading to BIND 9.1.0. The problem is thought to be caused by a flaw found in the kernels of: Open-, Free-, and Net- BSD, and some of the Linuxes. "

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  1. By Marc Espie () on

    No technical information to speak of in that article.

    Just hands waving, and a `technical problem somewhere in the kernel' ? Wow, now there's a precise description...

    That might be, but I'm not going back to bugtraq to look for the real technical info.

    This is lame.

    1. By Tony S () on

      Is it just me, or is the bind of today feeling like the sendmail of yesterday ?


      1. By Dehumanizer () on

        Or the sendmail of today, which is pretty much the same thing...

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          Completely wrong answer.

          1. By Dehumanizer () on


            1. By Anonymous Coward () on

              Go ahead, find a security hole in sendmail and become famous...

            2. By Tony S () on

              Does the sendmail of today have serious security or reliability issues ? No it doesn't. Does the sendmail of today perfom its duties poorly ? No it doesn't. How about bind[489] ?

    2. By Arrigo Triulzi () on

      So, at least one cretin, i.e. myself, went to look it up by grepping in his personal mail archive of BUGTRAQ. Haven't found anything.

      Are we sure this article is even remotely serious? I can't believe that something this, theoretically, big would have gone unnoticed! Of course, if you run the OpenBSD standard bind or even the Bind 8 package you wouldn't notice...

    3. By jon () on

      did you ever find anything interesting on this? or is it just another bind problem?


  2. By BluNereid () on

    Another reason not to use BIND....




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