Release Notes for BIND Version 9.9.9-P3


This document summarizes changes since BIND 9.9.9:

BIND 9.10.9-P3 addresses the security issue described in CVE-2016-2776.

BIND 9.9.9-P2 addresses the security issue described in CVE-2016-2775.

BIND 9.9.9-P1 addresses Windows installation issues and a race condition in the rbt/rbtdb implementation resulting in named exiting due to assertion failures being detected.


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

  • It was possible to trigger a assertion when rendering a message using a specially crafted request. This flaw is disclosed in CVE-2016-2776. [RT #43139]

  • getrrsetbyname with a non absolute name could trigger an infinite recursion bug in lwresd and named with lwres configured if when combined with a search list entry the resulting name is too long. This flaw is disclosed in CVE-2016-2775. [RT #42694]

New Features

  • None.

Feature Changes

  • None.

Porting Changes

  • None.

Bug Fixes

  • Windows installs were failing due to triggering UAC without the installation binary being signed.

  • A race condition in rbt/rbtdb was leading to INSISTs being triggered.

End of Life

BIND 9.9 (Extended Support Version) will be supported until December, 2017.

Thank You

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