Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-1518-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Einar Lonn discovered that Bind incorrectly initialized the
failing-query cache. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause
Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libdns64, libdns69 and / or libdns81 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60136 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54658

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3817

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