Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : bind9 vulnerability (USN-706-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Bind did not properly perform signature
verification. When DNSSEC with DSA signatures are in use, a remote
attacker could exploit this to bypass signature validation to spoof
DNS entries and poison DNS caches. Among other things, this could lead
to misdirected email and web traffic.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true