Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : bind (ELSA-2014-1984)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1984 :

Updated bind packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the
Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server
(named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when
interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is
operating correctly.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND followed DNS
delegations. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted zone
containing a large number of referrals which, when looked up and
processed, would cause named to use excessive amounts of memory or
crash. (CVE-2014-8500)

All bind users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004722.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004724.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004725.html

Solution :

Update the affected bind 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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80002 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51898
53772
54658
55522
55852

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8500

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