Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60231


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the way BIND generates outbound DNS query ids. If an attacker is able to acquire a finite set of query IDs, it becomes possible to accurately predict future query IDs. Future query ID prediction may allow an attacker to conduct a DNS cache poisoning attack, which can result in the DNS server returning incorrect client query data. (CVE-2007-2926)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60231

File Name: sl_20070724_bind_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2926