SuSE 11.3 Security Update : bind (SAT Patch Number 10100)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

bind has been updated to version 9.9.6P1, fixing the following
security issue :

- A flaw in delegation handling could be exploited to put
named into an infinite loop. This has been addressed by
placing limits on the number of levels of recursion
named will allow (default 7), and the number of
iterative queries that it will send (default 50) before
terminating a recursive query. (CVE-2014-8500,
bnc#908994)

- The recursion depth limit is configured via the
'max-recursion-depth' option, and the query limit via
the 'max-recursion-queries' option. Additionally, two
non-security issues have been fixed :

- Fix a multi-thread issue with IXFR. (bnc#882511)

- Fix handling of TXT records in ldapdump. (bnc#743758)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=743758
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=882511
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=908994
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8500.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 10100.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80389 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8500

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