Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Hanno Bock discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed
keys when configured to perform DNSSEC validation. A remote attacker
could use this issue with specially crafted zone data to cause Bind to
crash, resulting in a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected bind9 package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true