SUSE SLES12 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2020:1350-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 136799



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for bind fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2020-8616: Fixed the insufficient limit on the number of fetches performed when processing referrals (bsc#1171740).

CVE-2020-8617: Fixed a logic error in code which checks TSIG validity (bsc#1171740).

Non-security issue fixed :

Fixed an invalid string comparison in the handling of cookie-secrets (bsc#1161168).

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2020-1350=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2020-1350=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-1350=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2020-1350=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 136799

File Name: suse_SU-2020-1350-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2020

Updated: 3/12/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8616


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-chrootenv, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libbind9, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libbind9-160-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdns169, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdns169-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libirs160, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libirs160-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisc166, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisc166-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccc160, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccc160-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccfg160, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccfg160-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:liblwres160, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:liblwres160-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/20/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/19/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-8616, CVE-2020-8617

IAVA: 2020-A-0217-S