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BIND 9.9.8-P3 Release Notes
Author: Michael McNally Reference Number: AA-01344 Views: 4038 Created: 2016-01-19 19:36 Last Updated: 2016-01-19 19:36 0 Rating/ Voters


This document summarizes changes since BIND 9.9.8:

BIND 9.9.8-P3 addresses the security issue described in CVE-2015-8704. It also fixes a serious regression in authoritative server selection that was introduced in 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BIND 9.9.8-P1 was incomplete and was withdrawn prior to publication.


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

Security Fixes

  • Specific APL data could trigger an INSIST. This flaw was discovered by Brian Mitchell and is disclosed in CVE-2015-8704. [RT #41396]

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

  • 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]

  • 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]

New Features

  • None

Feature Changes

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

Bug Fixes

  • Authoritative servers that were marked as bogus (e.g. blackholed in configuration or with invalid addresses) were being queried anyway. [RT #41321]

End of Life

The BIND 9.9 (Extended Support Version) will be supported until June, 2017.

Thank You

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