This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated bind packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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 found in the way BIND handled resource records with a large
RDATA value. A malicious owner of a DNS domain could use this flaw to
create specially crafted DNS resource records, that would cause a
recursive resolver or secondary server to exit unexpectedly with an
assertion failure. (CVE-2012-4244)
Users of bind are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon
(named) will be restarted automatically.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
Public Exploit Available : false