Vulnerability discovered in DNS code

Network Associates Inc. last week uncovered a vulnerability in the BIND 4 and BIND 8 Domain Name System (DNS) code used in many Unix operating system products, including those from Sun Microsystems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp., and Linux and BSD. The discovered flaw in the DNS software lets attackers take control of DNS servers via a buffer-overflow attack. Although there are no known instances when this has occurred, a patch has been created.

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