Denial of service in BIND named via consuming more than "fdmax" file descriptors
CVE: [CVE-1999-0848](http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-1999-0848) Posting date: 11 Nov 1999 Program Impacted: [BIND](https://www.isc.org/software/bind) Versions affected: 8.1 - 8.2-p1 Severity: Serious Exploitable: Remotely Description: A bug in the handling of file descriptors results
in a vulnerability that will crash the DNS server when more than FD_SETSIZE descriptors are consumed.
Workarounds: In the "options" section of named.conf, set
where # is less than FD_SETSIZE (as typically found in /usr/include/sys/select.h)
Active exploits: Scripts are available that can implement this attack. Solution: Upgrade to BIND 8.2.1 or later
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