Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0524

Updated bind packages fix CVE-2014-8500

Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-8500


Updated bind packages fix security vulnerability:

By making use of maliciously-constructed zones or a rogue server, an attacker
can exploit an oversight in the code BIND 9 uses to follow delegations in the
Domain Name Service, causing BIND to issue unlimited queries in an attempt to
follow the delegation.  This can lead to resource exhaustion and denial of
service (up to and including termination of the named server process)