AIX bind Advisory : bind_advisory11.asc (IV81278) (IV81279) (IV81280) (IV81281) (IV81282)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 102123


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 handling of certain string formatting options. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malformed Address Prefix List (APL) record, to cause an INSIST assertion failure and daemon exit.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102123

File Name: aix_bind_advisory11.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Published: 8/3/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/31/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8704

BID: 81329