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Release Notes for BIND Version 9.9.8-P2

Introduction

This document summarizes changes since BIND 9.9.8:

BIND 9.9.8-P2 addresses security issues described in CVE-2015-3193 (OpenSSL), CVE-2015-8000 and CVE-2015-8461.

BIND 9.9.8-P1 was incomplete and was withdrawn prior to publication.

Download

The latest versions of BIND 9 software can always be found at http://www.isc.org/downloads/. There you will find additional information about each release, source code, and pre-compiled versions for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Security Fixes

  • Named is potentially vulnerable to the OpenSSL vulnerabilty described in CVE-2015-3193.

  • Incorrect reference counting could result in an INSIST failure if a socket error occurred while performing a lookup. This flaw is disclosed in CVE-2015-8461. [RT#40945]

  • Insufficient testing when parsing a message allowed records with an incorrect class to be be accepted, triggering a REQUIRE failure when those records were subsequently cached. This flaw is disclosed in CVE-2015-8000. [RT #40987]

New Features

  • None

Feature Changes

  • Updated the compiled in addresses for H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

Bug Fixes

  • None

End of Life

The BIND 9.9 (Extended Support Version) will be supported until June, 2017. https://www.isc.org/downloads/software-support-policy/

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who assisted us in making this release possible. If you would like to contribute to ISC to assist us in continuing to make quality open source software, please visit our donations page at http://www.isc.org/donate/.