SUSE SLES12 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2021:1468-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 149279



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


This update for bind fixes the following issues :

CVE-2021-25214: Fixed a broken inbound incremental zone update (IXFR) which could have caused named to terminate unexpectedly (bsc#1185345).

CVE-2021-25215: Fixed an assertion check which could have failed while answering queries for DNAME records that required the DNAME to be processed to resolve itself (bsc#1185345).

MD5 warning message using host, dig, nslookup (bind-utils) on SLES 12 SP5 with FIPS enabled (bsc#1181495).

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 OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Crowbar-9-2021-1468=1

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-9-2021-1468=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2021-1468=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP4-2021-1468=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2021-1468=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-LTSS-2021-1468=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 149279

File Name: suse_SU-2021-1468-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/5/2021

Updated: 1/2/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-25215


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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:U/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:libbind9-161-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdns1110, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdns1110-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libirs161, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libirs161-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisc1107, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisc1107-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccc161, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccc161-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccfg163, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libisccfg163-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:liblwres161, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:liblwres161-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/4/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-25214, CVE-2021-25215