Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2012-124)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69614 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4244