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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                      ESB-2003.0850 -- bind-announce
                           BIND 8.4.3 deprecated
                             12 December 2003

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                BIND 8.4.3
Publisher:              ISC
Operating System:       BSD
                        Linux
                        UNIX
                        Windows
Impact:                 Denial of Service
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0914

Ref:                    ESB-2003.0819

Comment: Official announcement:

   http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/bind8.html

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Due to an unfortunate bug in BIND 8.4.3 ISC has deprecated this version.

The bug is not security related but triggers BIND to generate lots of 
unnecessary additional queries under some circumstances with a 
potential for operational impact.

BIND 8.4.4 will be available soon as a replacement.

If you have downloaded a copy of BIND 8.4.3, do not use it in a 
production environment.

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