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DNS Multiple Vendor BIND (NXT Overflow and Denial of Service) Vulnerabilities (CVE-1999-0833)
Threat Level: Critical
Release Date: 2006/11/8
Category: Buffer Overflow
Signature ID: 1048753
Included In:
Affected OS: Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Other Unix
Description: Some versions of BIND fail to properly validate NXT records. This improper validation could allow an intruder to cause a buffer to overflow and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the name server.
Impact: Remote code execution
Recommendation: Update vendor's patch.
False Positive: None
False Negative: None
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Reference(s): CVE-1999-0833; BID-788

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