Updated 'bind' And FreeBSD 6.3

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Aug 15 22:50:53 UTC 2008

Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> Is there an expected date when the latest version of bind9 (that fixes
> the recently discussed DNS vulnerability) will be merged into the 
> 6.3-STABLE tree.  I patch and update fairly regularly and
> bind -v gives me: BIND 9.3.5-P1   I believe the patched version
> is something like 9.5.0-P?...
> TIA,

Patches against the Kaminsky attack were released for all of the
supported BIND branches.  9.3.5-P1 is a patched version.  You can verify
that your bind is patched by using the dns oarc tester:


or manually by:

   dig +short porttest.dns-oarc.net TXT

If it reports 'poor' you still need to fix your server.  Beware of NAT
gateways which can reduce the randomness with which source ports are
used in passing.



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