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Author Topic: 090117 bind-9.4.3_p1 closes known security vulnerability [VL 5.9, VL 6.0]  (Read 4393 times)


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Newly patched bind packages close a known security vulnerability for DNS servers running on VL 5.9, VL 5.9.1, and VL 6.0.  The bind package also provides the client utilities host, dig, and nslookup.

Severity: Low.


Return values from OpenSSL library functions EVP_VerifyFinal()
and DSA_do_verify() were not checked properly.


It is theoretically possible to spoof answers returned from
zones using the DNSKEY algorithms DSA (3) and NSEC3DSA (6).

More details can be found at:

It is also recommended that you upgrade to the new openssl packages.  A new bind package for VL 5.9 and VL 5.9.1 is now available the testing repository.  A new VL 6.0 package should follow shortly.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2009, 06:11:03 pm by caitlyn »
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