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Re: BIND 9.2.2 Vulnerabilities?
From: Albert Sunseri <sunseri () abpi net>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 15:36:43 -0500


Yesterday morning I saw no notice whatsover. 
I downloaded 9.2.1 and upgraded to it.
ISC called it  a 'bugfix' release.

However - I just looked at the CHANGES file for 9.2.2 

There are no security notes in the section for 9.2.2
but in the notes for 9.2.2rc1 these appear: 

1356.   [security]      Support patches OpenSSL libraries.

1349.   [security]      Minimum OpenSSL version now 0.9.6e (was 0.9.5a).

as well as a zillion other changes. 

Now I have to upgrade all over again :(

Should they note that there are security 
bugs in the current release, or is it my responsibility to read 
all of the CHNGES files for all the release candidates _before_ 
I upgrade from one relase to another??????

Did I miss something as well here? 

Information wants to be priceless.
Albert Sunseri
sunseri () abpi net

The ISC website lists the following as of today:


"ISC has discovered or has been notified of several bugs which can result 
in vulnerabilities of varying levels of severity in BIND as distributed by 
ISC. Upgrading to BIND version 9.2.2 is strongly recommended. If you 
cannot upgrade, BIND 8.3.4, 8.2.7, and 4.9.11 are available."

9.2.2 apparently was just released yesterday though I've seen no 
discussion about any specific vulnerabilities.

The matrix at the bottom of the list shows two vulnerabilities, one with 
openssl, the other with libbind.

Can anyone elaborate on what's happened here?  I susbscribe to the BIND 
mailing list and haven't heard anything about this issue.


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