FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Incorrect handling of zero-length RDATA fields in named(8) (fc5231b6-c066-11e1-b5e0-000c299b62e1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59749


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Problem description :

The named(8) server does not properly handle DNS resource records where the RDATA field is zero length, which may cause various issues for the servers handling them.

Resolving servers may crash or disclose some portion of memory to the client. Authoritative servers may crash on restart after transferring a zone containing records with zero-length RDATA fields. These would result in a denial of service, or leak of sensitive information.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59749

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fc5231b6c06611e1b5e0000c299b62e1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 6/28/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


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:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1667

BID: 53772

FreeBSD: SA-12:03.bind