AIX bind Advisory : bind_advisory10.asc (IV80187) (IV80188) (IV80189) (IV80191) (IV80192)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102122


The remote AIX host has a version of bind installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of bind installed on the remote AIX host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to improper parsing of incorrect class attributes in db.c. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malformed class attribute, to trigger a REQUIRE assertion failure, resulting in a denial of service condition.


A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102122

File Name: aix_bind_advisory10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/03

Modified: 2017/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8000

BID: 79349

OSVDB: 131837