Solved

Why is my BIND version 9.3.6 on CentOS 5.5 when 9.7.3 is out?

Posted on 2011-02-23
4
1,600 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a couple bind servers running CentOS 5.5 and running BIND which is version 9.3.6-P1-RedHat-9.3.6-4.P1.el5_5.3. I just read about the newest BIND vulnterability and it says to upgrade to 9.7.3. When I do a "yum check-upgrade" there are no BIND updates.

I know distros provide what they feel is the stable release of applications. What I would like to know is why my BIND is so far behind and how (or if) I should upgrade to resolve the security issue.
0
Comment
Question by:ThorinO
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
savone earned 450 total points
ID: 34964675
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:ThorinO
ID: 34964743
Makes sense, so at some point I would hope to see a BIND update that would be the same upstream version but maybe have a higher number suffix on the package? It was just announced this morning so I don't expect to see an update yet but at some point soon I would I think.
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Jan Springer
Jan Springer earned 50 total points
ID: 34964861
CentOS is the freely available RHEL.  Both distributions update/patch existing releases rather than provide a new release of a package.  Later releases are distributed with later versions of the OS.

I know that the bind updates for RHEL were available last week and I'm surprised to still see nothing out for CentOS.
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:savone
savone earned 450 total points
ID: 34964943
@ThorinO

This statement is correct "Makes sense, so at some point I would hope to see a BIND update that would be the same upstream version but maybe have a higher number suffix on the package"

They (the CentOS org) will use redhats backport so the actual version number will not change.  They are pretty good so I would say you will see some updates soon.

0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I've written instructions for one router type, but this principle may be useful for others of the same brand and even other brands of router. Problem: I had an issue especially with mobile devices that refused to use DNS information supplied via…
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.
Suggested Courses

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question