SuSE9 Security Update : bind (YOU Patch Number 12197)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41221


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


The transaction id and the udp source port used for DNS queries by the bind nameserver were predictable. Attackers could potentially exploit that weakness to manipulate the DNS cache ('DNS cache poisoning', CVE-2008-1447).

Additionally the root.hint zone file was updated to contain the new IP number of the 'L' root DNS server.


Apply YOU patch number 12197.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41221

File Name: suse9_12197.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447

IAVA: 2008-A-0045