How To Patch / Upgrade BIND 9.x Under FreeBSD Operating System

by on July 14, 2008 · 7 comments· LAST UPDATED July 17, 2008

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Q. BIND 9 is part of core FreeBSD 7.x. How do I apply BIND 9 security patch under FreeBSD 7.x? Do I need to fetch entire source (buildworld) to patch BIND 9? How do I patch up recent BIND 9 DNS cache poisoning bug?

A. No, you don't have to fetch entire source to patch up BIND 9 if you are running latest stable (6-STABLE or 7-STABLE). The BIND DNS implementation does not randomize the UDP source port when doing remote queries, and the query id alone does not provide adequate randomization.

To fix this issue under FreeBSD 6.3, download patch:
# cd /tmp
# fetch -o bind.patch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-08:06/bind63.patch

If you are using FreeBSD 7.0, enter:
# cd /tmp
# fetch -o bind.patch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-08:06/bind7.patch

Type the following commands to compile and install bind 9 patch:
# cd /usr/src
# patch < /tmp/bind.patch
# cd /usr/src/lib/bind
# make obj && make depend && make && make install
# cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/named
# make obj && make depend && make && make install

Restart bind 9:
# /etc/rc.d/named restart
# tail -f /var/log/messages

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1 O'Shaughnessy Evans July 25, 2008 at 7:55 am

Since you’re upgrading BIND, you might as well upgrade rndc, too. How about adding this to your “make” section?

# cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/rndc
# make obj && make depend && make && make install

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2 RyAn July 28, 2008 at 2:56 am

I have this error while patching my DNS on freeBSD.

neon# patch < /root/bind63.patch
Hmm...  Looks like a unified diff to me...
The text leading up to this was:
--------------------------
|Index: contrib/bind9/bin/named/client.c
|===================================================================
|RCS file: /usr/ncvs/src/contrib/bind9/bin/named/client.c,v
|retrieving revision 1.1.1.2.2.3
|diff -u -r1.1.1.2.2.3 client.c
|--- contrib/bind9/bin/named/client.c	25 Jul 2007 08:23:07 -0000	1.1.1.2.2.3
|+++ contrib/bind9/bin/named/client.c	10 Jul 2008 16:07:20 -0000
--------------------------
File to patch:
No file found--skip this patch? [n]
File to patch: ^[[A^[[A
No file found--skip this patch? [n]

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3 nixCraft July 28, 2008 at 8:13 am

RyAn,

Do you have up to date FreeBSD source tree?

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4 jimbo August 1, 2008 at 4:56 pm

i’m also getting the same error as RyAn. new install of fbsd 7, minimal. how do i run the patch without having to to a cvsup and blowing the whole point of having a minimal install?

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5 nixCraft August 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm

jimbo,

There is binary update method, it will only work if you are not using custom kernel.

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6 jimbo August 1, 2008 at 6:23 pm

how do i do the binary update?

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7 nixCraft August 1, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Use freebsd-update command which is used to fetch, install, and rollback binary updates to the FreeBSD base system. You can also use sysinstall to update system. Read man pages for further information.

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