Oracle Linux 5 : bind97 (ELSA-2016-2094)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2094 :

An update for bind97 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled packets
with malformed options. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make
named exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially
crafted DNS packet. (CVE-2016-2848)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-October/006423.html

Solution :

Update the affected bind97 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94222 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2848

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