AIX bind Advisory : bind_advisory14.asc (IV91214) (IV91253) (IV91254) (IV91255) (IV91256) (IV91257)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102126


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


The version of bind installed on the remote AIX host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists when handling malformed options sections. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted OPT resource record, to cause an assertion failure, resulting in a daemon exit. (CVE-2016-2848)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of a recursive response containing a DNAME record in the answer section. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause an assertion failure and daemon exit. (CVE-2016-8864)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102126

File Name: aix_bind_advisory14.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

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: 2016/12/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2848, CVE-2016-8864

BID: 93814, 94067

OSVDB: 146115, 146549