FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Incorrect handling of zero-length RDATA fields in named(8) (fc5231b6-c066-11e1-b5e0-000c299b62e1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Problem description :

The named(8) server does not properly handle DNS resource records
where the RDATA field is zero length, which may cause various issues
for the servers handling them.

Resolving servers may crash or disclose some portion of memory to the
client. Authoritative servers may crash on restart after transferring
a zone containing records with zero-length RDATA fields. These would
result in a denial of service, or leak of sensitive information.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59749 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53772

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1667

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