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VPR Score: 6.1
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionLior Shafir, Yehuda Afek, and Anat Bremler-Barr discovered that Bind incorrectly limited certain fetches. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to consume resources, leading to a denial of service, or possibly use Bind to perform a reflection attack.
Tobias Klein discovered that Bind incorrectly handled checking TSIG validity. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly perform other attacks. (CVE-2020-8617).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected bind9 package.