Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1182-1 ldns -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 882015.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-1000231.
More information:

A security vulnerability has been discovered in ldns, a library and collection of utilities for DNS programming.

  • CVE-2017-1000231

    The generic parser contained a double-free vulnerability which resulted in an application crash with unspecified impacts and attack vectors.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.13-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your ldns packages.

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