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From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] bind (SSA:2012-209-01)
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:27:06 -0700 (PDT)
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  bind (SSA:2012-209-01)

New bind packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1,
13.37, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.37.txz:  Upgraded.
  Prevents a named assert (crash) when validating caused by using
  "Bad cache" data before it has been initialized.  [RT #30025]
  ISC_QUEUE handling for recursive clients was updated to address a
  race condition that could cause a memory leak.  This rarely occurred
  with UDP clients, but could be a significant problem for a server
  handling a steady rate of TCP queries.  [RT #29539 & #30233]
  Under heavy incoming TCP query loads named could experience a
  memory leak which could lead to significant reductions in query
  response or cause the server to be terminated on systems with
  "out of memory" killers. [RT #29539]
  A condition has been corrected where improper handling of zero-length
  RDATA could cause undesirable behavior, including termination of
  the named process.  [RT #29644]
  (* 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 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

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 12.0 package:
976aa8dc3e374323b0561312c9f1661c  bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
dbaa53400ffe7a10aa2687653d02d232  bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
1946e8e1e80cbb6c6d1655fc72fb2c18  bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
b8f077dc45c9b536edc1c90b26d1cf27  bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
5fd6bb6827e53728d66993385c4afe06  bind-9.7.6_P2-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
15acc47f18b3debc0503175c034db1b0  bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
e30d42a5f029c663a7a337a5e4352d4c  bind-9.7.6_P2-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
3c2301eaf1a4aaba2b176bf5e5f47322  bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
8a379f19cd47dc5ec90b9202ac76f5ac  bind-9.7.6_P2-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
200f8787284d4bbcf752b975936acba3  n/bind-9.9.1_P2-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
f8d7622c5e1a3c6c8fe65dc91698b6e0  n/bind-9.9.1_P2-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.7.6_P2-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Then, restart the name server:

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


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