Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDVSA-2012:119)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in bind :

High numbers of queries with DNSSEC validation enabled can cause an
assertion failure in named, caused by using a bad cache data structure
before it has been initialized (CVE-2012-3817).

The updated packages have been upgraded to bind 9.7.6-P2 and 9.8.3-P2
which is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.7.6-P2/RELEASE-NOTES-BIND-9.7.6-P2.txt
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.8.3-P2/RELEASE-NOTES-BIND-9.8.3-P2.txt
https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00729

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61969 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54658

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3817

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