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The remote AIX host has a version of bind installed that is affected
by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.
The version of bind installed on the remote AIX host is affected by
the following vulnerabilities :
- A denial of service vulnerability exists when handling
malformed options sections. An unauthenticated, remote
attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted OPT
resource record, to cause an assertion failure,
resulting in a daemon exit. (CVE-2016-2848)
- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper
handling of a recursive response containing a DNAME
record in the answer section. An unauthenticated, remote
attacker can exploit this to cause an assertion failure
and daemon exit. (CVE-2016-8864)
See also :
A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true