Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerabilities (USN-1462-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59386

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Dan Luther discovered that Bind incorrectly handled zero length rdata fields. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash or behave erratically, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-1667)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled revoked domain names.
A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause malicious domain names to be continuously resolvable even after they have been revoked.
(CVE-2012-1033).

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1462-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59386

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1462-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/6/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns36, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns69, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns81, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/5/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1033, CVE-2012-1667

BID: 51898, 53772

USN: 1462-1