AIX 7.2 TL 4 : bind (IJ25927)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 139755

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VPR Score: 6.1


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: Medium

ID: 139755

File Name: aix_IJ25927.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2020/08/24

Updated: 2020/08/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.1

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8617

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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: 2020/08/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/08/21

Reference Information

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