Debian DLA-1485-1 : bind9 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 112197
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


CVE-2018-5740 The 'deny-answer-aliases' feature in BIND has a flaw which can cause named to exit with an assertion failure.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u16.

We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112197

File Name: debian_DLA-1485.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/31/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9-host, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dnsutils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:host, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libbind-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libbind-export-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libbind9-90, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libdns-export100, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libdns-export100-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libdns100, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libirs-export91, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libirs-export91-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisc-export95, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisc-export95-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisc95, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisccc90, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisccfg-export90, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisccfg-export90-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisccfg90, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:liblwres90, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lwresd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5740