Scientific Linux Security Update : bind97 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5c2185ca

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80019 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8500

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