Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDVSA-2012:177)

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 :

BIND 9 nameservers using the DNS64 IPv6 transition mechanism are
vulnerable to a software defect that allows a crafted query to crash
the server with a REQUIRE assertion failure. Remote exploitation of
this defect can be achieved without extensive effort, resulting in a
denial-of-service (DoS) vector against affected servers
(CVE-2012-5688).

The updated packages have been upgraded to bind 9.8.4-P1 which is not
vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.8.4-P1/CHANGES
https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00828

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 : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63161 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56817

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5688

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