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Re: [vox-tech] Breaking news, of concern to Linux users running BIND
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Re: [vox-tech] Breaking news, of concern to Linux users running BIND

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Breaking news, of concern to Linux users running BIND
  • From: Henry House <hajhouse@houMAPSseag.com>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 14:35:09 -0800
  • References: 20010323100350.A13319@dirac.org

On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 10:03:50AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> note that it sounds like you're safe if your system isn't running bind.
> bind (berkeley internet name domain) is an implementation of the DNS (domain
> name system) name serving protocols.  i think some distributions come with
> it by default.

It appears that if you have installed the latest BIND updates you are safe.
Here's what Linux Weekly News (lwn.net/daily) says:

> New Linux worm sighted                                                           
> Security, March 23 (Friday)                                                      
> Here's an alert from SANS on the so-called "Lion worm"
> been recently sighted on the net. This worm takes
> the well-known holes in BIND (fixed by most distributors
> January) to break into new systems. At that point it does
> number of unpleasant things. Those who have applied their
> updates need not worry; the rest of you should probably do
> fairly soon. SANS has also posted a detection and removal
> (Thanks to Greg Bailey).                                              

It doesn't mention which version is resistant, alas, but that info is
probably on SANS.

Henry House
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