BIND 9.10.1b2 is now available

Michael McNally mcnally at
Wed Aug 13 22:47:27 UTC 2014


   BIND 9.10.1b2 is the second beta development release of BIND

   This document summarizes feature changes since the previous major
   release, BIND 9.10.0.

   Please see the CHANGES file in the source code release for a
   complete list of all changes, including bug fixes.


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Security Fixes

   A query specially crafted to exploit a defect in EDNS option
   processing could cause named to terminate with an assertion
   failure, due to a missing isc_buffer_availablelength() check
   when formatting packet contents for logging. For more information,
   see the security advisory at
   [CVE-2014-3859] [RT #36078]

   A programming error in the prefetch feature could cause named
   to crash with a "REQUIRE" assertion failure in name.c. For more
   information, see the security advisory at [CVE-2014-3214] [RT #35899]

New Features

   Support for CAA record types, as described in RFC 6844 "DNS
   Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) Resource Record",
   was added. [RT#36625] [RT #36737]

   Disallow "request-ixfr" from being specified in zone statements
   where it is not valid (it is only valid for slave and redirect
   zones) [RT #36608]

   Support for CDS and CDNSKEY resource record types was added. For
   details see the proposed Informational Internet-Draft "Automating
   DNSSEC Delegation Trust Maintenance" at
   [RT #36333]

   Added version printing options to various BIND utilities. [RT #26057]
   [RT #10686]

   Optionally allows libseccomp-based (secure computing mode)
   system-call filtering on Linux. This sandboxing mechanism may
   be used to isolate "named" from various system resources. Use
   "configure --enable-seccomp" at build time to enable it.  Thank you
   to Loganaden Velvindron of AFRINIC for the contribution. [RT #35347]

Feature Changes

   Adds RPZ SOA to the additional section of responses to clearly
   indicate the use of RPZ in a manner that is intended to avoid
   causing issues for downstream resolvers and forwarders [RT #36507]

   rndc now gives distinct error messages when an unqualified zone
   name matches multiple views vs. matching no views [RT #36691]

   Improves the accuracy of dig's reported round trip times.  [RT #36611]

   When an SPF record exists in a zone but no equivalent TXT record
   does, a warning will be issued.  The warning for the reverse
   condition is no longer issued. See the check-spf option in the
   documentation for details. [RT #36210]

   Aging of smoothed round-trip time measurements is now limited
   to no more than once per second, to improve accuracy in selecting
   the best name server. [RT #32909]

   DNSSEC keys that have been marked active but have no publication
   date are no longer presumed to be publishable. [RT #35063]

Bug Fixes

   Updates the URI record type to current draft standard,
   draft-faltstrom-uri-08, and allows the value field to be zero
   length [RT #36642] [RT #36737]

   On some platforms, overhead from DSCP tagging caused a performance
   regression between BIND 9.9 and BIND 9.10.  [RT #36534]

   RRSIG sets that were not loaded in a single transaction at start
   up were not being correctly added to re-signing heaps.  [RT #36302]

   Setting '-t aaaa' in .digrc had unintended side-effects. [RT #36452]

   Fixed a bug where some updated policy zone contents could be
   ignored due to stale RPZ summary information [RT #35885]

   A race condition could cause a crash in isc_event_free during
   shutdown.  [RT #36720]

   Addresses some problems with unrecoverable lookup failures. [RT #36330]

   Addresses a race condition issue in dispatch. [RT #36731]

   acl elements could be miscounted, causing a crash while loading
   a config [RT #36675]

   Corrects a deadlock between view.c and adb.c. [RT #36341]

   liblwres wasn't properly handling link-local addresses in
   nameserver clauses in resolv.conf. [RT #36039]

   Disable the GCC 4.9 "delete null pointer check" optimizer option,
   and refactor dns_rdataslab_fromrdataset() to separate out the
   handling of an rdataset with no records. This fixes problems
   when using GNU GCC 4.9.0 where its compiler code optimizations
   may cause crashes in BIND. For more information, see the operational
   advisory at [RT #35968]

   Fixed a bug that could cause repeated resigning of records in
   dynamically signed zones. [RT #35273]

   Fixed a bug that could cause an assertion failure after forwarding
   was disabled. [RT #35979]

   Fixed a bug that caused GeoIP ACLs not to work when referenced
   indirectly via named or nested ACLs. [RT #35879]

   FIxed a bug that could cause problems with cache cleaning when
   SIT was enabled. [RT #35858]

   Fixed a bug that caused SERVFAILs when using RPZ on a system
   configured as a forwarder. [RT #36060]

   Worked around a limitation in Solaris's /dev/poll implementation
   that could cause named to fail to start when configured to use
   more sockets than the system could accomodate. [RT #35878]

   Fixed a bug that could cause an assertion failure when inserting
   and deleting parent and child nodes in a response-policy zone.
   [RT #36272]

Thank You

   Thank you to everyone who assisted us in making this release
   possible. If you would like to contribute to ISC to assist us
   in continuing to make quality open source software, please visit
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