AIX 7.2 TL 2 : bind (IJ25925)

high Nessus Plugin ID 139753
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The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to limit the number of fetches performed when processing referrals. By using specially crafted referrals, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the recursing server to issue a very large number of fetches in an attempt to process the referral. ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a logic error in code which checks TSIG validity. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an assertion failure in tsig.c.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139753

File Name: aix_IJ25925.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 8/24/2020

Updated: 8/26/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8617


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/21/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/21/2020

Reference Information

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