Debian DSA-2486-1 : bind9 - denial of service

high Nessus Plugin ID 59764

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, can crash while processing resource records containing no data bytes. Both authoritative servers and resolvers are affected.

Solution

Upgrade the bind9 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze5.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/bind9

https://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2486

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59764

File Name: debian_DSA-2486.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/29/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, 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:debian:debian_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/5/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1667

BID: 53772

DSA: 2486