Amazon Linux AMI : bind Remote Crash Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-113)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

An uninitialized data structure use flaw was found in BIND when DNSSEC
validation was enabled. A remote attacker able to send a large number
of queries to a DNSSEC validating BIND resolver could use this flaw to
cause it to exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure.
(CVE-2012-3817)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0db99696

Solution :

Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69603 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3817