BIND 9.10.3-P3 is now available.

Michael McNally mcnally at
Tue Jan 19 20:41:47 UTC 2016

Release Notes for BIND Version 9.10.3-P3


   This document summarizes changes since BIND 9.10.3:

   BIND 9.10.3-P3 addresses the security issues described in CVE-2015-8704
   and CVE-2015-8705. It also fixes a serious regression in authoritative
   server selection that was introduced in BIND 9.10.3.

   BIND 9.10.3-P2 addresses the security issues described in CVE-2015-3193
   (OpenSSL), CVE-2015-8000 and CVE-2015-8461.

   BIND 9.10.3-P1 was incomplete and was withdrawn prior to publication.


   The latest versions of BIND 9 software can always be found at There you will find additional
   information about each release, source code, and pre-compiled versions
   for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Security Fixes

     * Specific APL data could trigger an INSIST. This flaw was discovered
       by Brian Mitchell and is disclosed in CVE-2015-8704. [RT #41396]
     * Certain errors that could be encountered when printing out or
       logging an OPT record containing a CLIENT-SUBNET option could be
       mishandled, resulting in an assertion failure. This flaw was
       discovered by Brian Mitchell and is disclosed in CVE-2015-8705. [RT
     * Named is potentially vulnerable to the OpenSSL vulnerabilty
       described in CVE-2015-3193.
     * Insufficient testing when parsing a message allowed records with an
       incorrect class to be be accepted, triggering a REQUIRE failure
       when those records were subsequently cached. This flaw is disclosed
       in CVE-2015-8000. [RT #40987]
     * Incorrect reference counting could result in an INSIST failure if a
       socket error occurred while performing a lookup. This flaw is
       disclosed in CVE-2015-8461. [RT#40945]

New Features

     * None.

Feature Changes

     * Updated the compiled in addresses for H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

Bug Fixes

     * Authoritative servers that were marked as bogus (e.g. blackholed in
       configuration or with invalid addresses) were being queried anyway.
       [RT #41321]

End of Life

   The end of life for BIND 9.10 is yet to be determined but will not be
   before BIND 9.12.0 has been released for 6 months.

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 our donations page at

More information about the bind-announce mailing list