Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the
Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server
a resolver library (routines for applications to use when
interfacing with DNS)
and tools for verifying that the DNS server is
operating correctly.

A flaw was discovered in the way BIND handled certain DNS requests. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted DNS
request packet to BIND, causing it to exit unexpectedly due to a
failed assertion. (CVE-2011-2464)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61080 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2464