BIND 9.8.7b1 is now available

Michael McNally mcnally at
Fri Dec 20 23:29:55 UTC 2013


   BIND 9.8.7b1 is the first beta release of BIND 9.8.7.

   This document summarizes changes from BIND 9.8.6 to BIND
   9.8.7b1. There was not a previous development release. Please
   see the CHANGES file in the source code release for a complete
   list of all changes.


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Security Fixes

   Treat an all zero netmask as invalid when generating the
   localnets acl to work around bug on the Windows platform.
   [CVE-2013-6230]  [RT #34687]

Feature Changes

   Add the ability to specify ndots to "nslookup". [RT #34711]

   Check that EDNS subnet client options are well formed. [RT #34718]

   "named" now preserves the capitalization of names when
   responding to queries. [RT #34737]

   Use separate rate limiting queues for refresh and notify
   requests. [RT #30589]

   Adjust when a master server is deemed unreachable to be less
   aggressive. [RT #27075]

   Create delegations for all "children" of empty zones except
   "forward first". [RT #34826]

   Include a comment in .nzf files (used for adding new zones
   via "rndc"), giving the name of the associated view. [RT

   Changed the name of "" developers script (for
   outputting compiler and linker flags) to "bind9-config". [RT #23825]

   Add "dig" option to keep the TCP socket open between successive
   queries (+[no]keepopen).  [RT #34918]

   "named-checkconf -z" now checks zones of type hint as well
   as master. [RT #35046]

   Update config.guess and config.sub to add support for ppc64le
   (powerpc 64-bit Little Endian). [RT #35060]

   Update the Windows build system to support feature selection
   and WIN64 builds. This is a work in progress. [RT #34160]

   Add a more detailed "not found" message to "rndc" commands
   which specify a zone name. [RT #35059]

Bug Fixes

   Treat type 65533 (KEYDATA) as opaque except when used in a
   key zone. [RT #34238]

   Fix "host" and "nslookup" so don't need dot after the domain
   by checking ndots when searching. Only continue searching on
   NXDOMAIN responses. [RT #34711]

   Handle changes to sig-validity-interval settings better. [RT #34625]

   Fix bug where journal filename string could be set incorrectly,
   causing garbage in log messages. [RT #34738]

   Check that EDNS subnet client options are well formed. [RT #34718]

   Address race condition with manual notify requests. [RT #34806]

   Fix Linux compilation issue when libcap-devel is installed.
   [RT #34838]

   Fix "host" failure if a UDP query timed out. [RT #34870]

   Address bugs in dns_rdata_fromstruct and dns_rdata_tostruct
   for WKS and ISDN types. [RT #34910]

   Updated OpenSSL PKCS#11 patches to fix active list locking
   and other bugs. [RT #34855]

   Fix cast in lex.c which could see 0xff treated as EOF. This
   fixes issue with potential bad data in a database used by DLZ
   or SDB.  [RT #34993]

   Fix build issue on newer FreeBSD needing -lhx509 for GSSAPI
   build. [RT #35001]

   Address read after free in server side of lwres_getrrsetbyname.
   [RT #29075]

   Fix "nsupdate" memory leak if "realm" was used multiple times.
   [RT #35073]

   Fix "dig" for cleaning up TCP sockets still waiting on
   connect(). [RT #35074]

   Address bug in libdns loadnode function that could return a
   freed node on out of memory. [RT #35106]

Thank You

   Thank you to everyone who assisted us in making this release
   possible. If you would like to contribute to ISC to assist
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