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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60517
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Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was discovered in the way BIND checked the return value of the OpenSSL DSA_do_verify function. On systems using DNSSEC, a malicious zone could present a malformed DSA certificate and bypass proper certificate validation, allowing spoofing attacks. (CVE-2009-0025)

For users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 this update also addresses a bug which can cause BIND to occasionally exit with an assertion failure.

After installing theupdate, BIND daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?01f07fd6

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60517

File Name: sl_20090108_bind_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

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: 1/8/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0025

CWE: 287