Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerabilities (USN-1462-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Dan Luther discovered that Bind incorrectly handled zero length rdata
fields. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash
or behave erratically, resulting in a denial of service.

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled revoked domain names.
A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause malicious domain names
to be continuously resolvable even after they have been revoked.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59386 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51898

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1033

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