Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
operating correctly.

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.
(CVE-2011-4313)

Users of bind 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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c565cd6b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61180 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4313