Amazon Linux AMI : bind Denial of Service (ALAS-2013-214)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A denial of service flaw was found in BIND. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to send a specially crafted DNS query to named that,
when processed, would cause named to crash when rejecting the
malformed query. (CVE-2013-4854)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9142d472

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: 70218 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4854