Oracle Linux 5 : bind (ELSA-2015-1706)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1706 :

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

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 parsed certain
malformed DNSSEC keys. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a
specially crafted DNS query (for example, a query requiring a response
from a zone containing a deliberately malformed key) that would cause
named functioning as a validating resolver to crash. (CVE-2015-5722)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue. Upstream
acknowledges Hanno Bock as the original reporter.

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/2015-September/005383.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 : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85778 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5722

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