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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 06:06:14 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: BIND 4.9.7-OW5 and 4.9.8-OW1


COVERT Labs at PGP Security has published a security advisory on a
number of BIND vulnerabilities:

I've released updated versions of the BIND 4.9.x patches (which make
it run as a non-root user and chrooted) that include the new fixes.

The BIND 4.9.7-OW5 patch contains fixes for the two most critical
vulnerabilities (known as "infoleak" and "complain bug") that affect
BIND 4.9.7.  Older released versions of the BIND 4.9.7-OW patches
didn't include these fixes and should be upgraded to at least
4.9.7-OW5 (the -OW patches, when used properly, reduced the impact of
the "complain bug" vulnerability, though). 

The BIND 4.9.8-OW1 patch no longer needs the "infoleak" and "complain
bug" fixes (as these bugs are fixed in the 4.9.8 release), but adds a
back-port of two fixes from BIND 8.2.2-P3+ (to the "naptr" and
"maxdname" bugs, which are believed to be relatively minor and thus
were not fixed in deprecated BIND versions including BIND 4). 


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