Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-3683-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110532

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Andrew Skalski discovered that Bind could incorrectly enable recursion when the 'allow-recursion' setting wasn't specified. This issue could improperly permit recursion to all clients, contrary to expectations.

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Solution

Update the affected bind9 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110532

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3683-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/14

Modified: 2018/06/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5738

USN: 3683-1