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Vulnerability Assessment Details

BIND 9 overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the remote BIND version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote BIND 9 DNS server, according to its version number, is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow which may permit a possible hacker to gain a shell on this host or
to disable this server.


Solution : upgrade to bind 9.2.2 or downgrade to the 8.x series

See also : http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/bind9.html
http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/archive/bugtraq/2003/03/msg00075.html
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-19.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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