AIX 7.1 TL 5 : bind (IJ37222)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 158519


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw in response processing. By abusing a lame cache, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a named resolver to spend most of its CPU time on managing and checking the lame cache and severely degrade resolver performance.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 158519

File Name: aix_IJ37222.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/2/2022

Updated: 3/17/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-25219


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/1/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-25219