Amazon Linux AMI : bind Remote Attack Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-146)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the DNS64 implementation in BIND. If a remote
attacker sent a specially crafted query to a named server, named could
exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure. Note that DNS64 support
is not enabled by default. (CVE-2012-5688)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1bbab486

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: 69636 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5688