Fedora 9 : nsd-3.2.2-1.fc9 (2009-5190)

High Nessus Plugin ID 38836


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Security release. A one-byte overflow bug allows a carefully crafted exploit to bring down your DNS server. It is highly unlikely that this one byte overflow can lead to other (system) exploits.
http://www.nlnetlabs.nl/publications/NSD_vulnerability_announcement.ht ml

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected nsd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38836

File Name: fedora_2009-5190.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/20

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nsd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/19

Reference Information

BID: 35029

FEDORA: 2009-5190