BIND 9.7.3-P3 crash on multiple cashing servers

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Wed Nov 16 09:01:51 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:08:59PM +0400,
 Samer Khattab <skhattab at> wrote 
 a message of 38 lines which said:

> 8 of our cashing-only name servers crashed in a random sequence, and
> the crash happened in a 10 minutes time. The servers are running
> BIND 9.7.3-P3.

Not the only report, it seems. What's in the logs?
> The crash produced a core dump for the named process.

Send it to ISC ASAP <>.

> Does anybody has a similar case recently? Is this a security issue ?

It seems so.

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