Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDVSA-2009:002)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37473


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in how BIND checked the return value of the OpenSSL DSA_do_verify() function. On systems that use DNSSEC, a malicious zone could present a malformed DSA certificate and bypass proper certificate validation, which would allow for spoofing attacks (CVE-2009-0025).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37473

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-002.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2014/12/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0025

BID: 33151

MDVSA: 2009:002

CWE: 287