Scientific Linux Security Update : bind for SL 5.x on i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

CVE-2009-0696 bind: DoS (assertion failure) via nsupdate packets

A flaw was found in the way BIND handles dynamic update message
packets containing the 'ANY' record type. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to send a specially-crafted dynamic update packet that could
cause named to exit with an assertion failure. (CVE-2009-0696)

Note: even if named is not configured for dynamic updates, receiving
such a specially-crafted dynamic update packet could still cause named
to exit unexpectedly.

After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8621c6f2

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60628 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0696