Scientific Linux Security Update : bind97 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A denial of service flaw was found in the libdns library. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to send a specially-crafted DNS query to
named that, when processed, would cause named to use an excessive
amount of memory, or possibly crash. (CVE-2013-2266)

Note: This update disables the syntax checking of NAPTR (Naming
Authority Pointer) resource records.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?116e2eaa

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: 65761 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2266