RHEL 5 / 6 : bind (RHSA-2011:0845)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54933


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated bind and bind97 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly.

An off-by-one flaw was found in the way BIND processed negative responses with large resource record sets (RRSets). An attacker able to send recursive queries to a BIND server that is configured as a caching resolver could use this flaw to cause named to exit with an assertion failure. (CVE-2011-1910)

All BIND users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54933

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0845.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/01

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-chroot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1910

BID: 48007

RHSA: 2011:0845