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

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way BIND handled certain combinations of
resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a
recursive resolver, or an authoritative server in certain
configurations, to lockup. (CVE-2012-5166)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?24d38856

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62555 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5166