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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated bind97 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.
The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the
Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server
(named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when
interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is
A flaw was discovered in the way BIND handled certain DNS queries,
which caused it to cache an invalid record. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to send repeated queries for this invalid record,
causing the resolvers to exit unexpectedly due to a failed assertion.
Users of bind97 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which resolve this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon
(named) will be restarted automatically.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true