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[FYI] BIND holes mean big trouble on the Net


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BIND holes mean big trouble on the Net  

By: Kevin Poulsen  

Posted: 29/01/2001 at 18:41 GMT  

Serious new security holes have been found in the ubiquitous BIND 
name server (DNS) program, the worst of which jeopardize hundreds of 
thousands of computers and make key elements of the Internet's 
infrastructure vulnerable to hack attacks, according to a Monday 
morning advisory from the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).  

The advisory documents four vulnerabilities in BIND, including two 
buffer overflows that could allow attackers to remotely gain 
unrestricted access to machines running the program, which comes 
installed in a dozen different vendor flavours of Unix and Linux. 


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