Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-1518-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 60136

Synopsis

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

Description

Einar Lonn discovered that Bind incorrectly initialized the failing-query cache. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected libdns64, libdns69 and / or libdns81 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1518-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60136

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1518-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/27/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/26/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/25/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3817

BID: 54658

USN: 1518-1