Oracle Linux 5 : bind (ELSA-2007-0057)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0057 :

Updated bind packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

ISC BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the
DNS (Domain Name System) protocols.

A flaw was found in the way BIND processed certain DNS query
responses. On servers that had enabled DNSSEC validation, this could
allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-0494)

A use-after-free flaw was found in BIND. On servers that have
recursion enabled, this could allow a remote attacker to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2007-0493)

Users of BIND are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000239.html

Solution :

Update the affected bind packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67445 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0493
CVE-2007-0494