Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-622-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 33464
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Dan Kaminsky discovered weaknesses in the DNS protocol as implemented by Bind. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof DNS entries and poison DNS caches. Among other things, this could lead to misdirected email and web traffic.

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33464

File Name: ubuntu_USN-622-1.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/10/2008

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9-host, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dnsutils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbind-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbind9-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbind9-30, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns21, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns22, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns32, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns35, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisc11, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisc32, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisccc0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisccc30, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisccfg1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisccfg30, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblwres30, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblwres9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lwresd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447, CVE-2008-4194

USN: 622-1

IAVA: 2008-A-0045

CWE: 399