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

High Nessus Plugin ID 110532


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


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected bind9 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110532

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3683-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/14

Modified: 2018/12/01

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5738

USN: 3683-1