Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2014-287)

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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 the way BIND handled queries for
NSEC3-signed zones. A remote attacker could use this flaw against an
authoritative name server that served NCES3-signed zones by sending a
specially crafted query, which, when processed, would cause named to
crash. (CVE-2014-0591)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72305 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0591