Fedora 16 : nsd-3.2.12-1.fc16 (2012-10887)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60143


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fix for CVE-2012-2978: NSD denial of service vulnerability from non-standard DNS packet from any host

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


Update the affected nsd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60143

File Name: fedora_2012-10887.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/30

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nsd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2978

FEDORA: 2012-10887