Hello -- Last year we began experimenting with a new policy of pre-notification concerning upcoming security releases, based on efforts we had seen from other open-source projects.
All of the feedback we received regarding this policy has been positive and supportive and consequently we have tried to continue the practice whenever practical. We are therefore writing to inform you that the August 2021 BIND maintenance releases that will be released on Wednesday, 18 August, will contain a patch for a security vulnerability (affecting only the BIND 9.16.x and 9.17.x release branches; the BIND 9.11.x release sequence is not affected.) Further details about that vulnerability will be publicly disclosed at the time the releases are published. It is our hope that this pre-announcement will aid BIND operators in preparing for that disclosure when it occurs. Michael McNally ISC Security Officer P.S.: if you have feedback or questions concerning this policy, kindly direct them to security-officer at isc.org _______________________________________________ bind-announce mailing list email@example.com https://lists.isc.org/mailman/listinfo/bind-announce