Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2012-138)

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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 certain combinations of
resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a
recursive resolver, or an authoritative server in certain
configurations, to lockup. (CVE-2012-5166)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8ad017a4

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: 69628 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5166