Debian DSA-1703-1 : bind9 - interpretation conflict

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35366
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that BIND, an implementation of the DNS protocol suite, does not properly check the result of an OpenSSL function which is used to verify DSA cryptographic signatures. As a result, incorrect DNS resource records in zones protected by DNSSEC could be accepted as genuine.


Upgrade the BIND packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 9.3.4-2etch4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35366

File Name: debian_DSA-1703.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0025

BID: 33151

DSA: 1703

CWE: 287