Oracle Linux 5 : bind97 (ELSA-2012-1266)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1266 :

Updated bind97 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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
operating correctly.

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 bind97 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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-September/003032.html

Solution :

Update the affected bind97 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: 68623 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4244