Scientific Linux Security Update : bind for SL 5.x on i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60628
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCVE-2009-0696 bind: DoS (assertion failure) via nsupdate packets
A flaw was found in the way BIND handles dynamic update message packets containing the 'ANY' record type. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted dynamic update packet that could cause named to exit with an assertion failure. (CVE-2009-0696)
Note: even if named is not configured for dynamic updates, receiving such a specially crafted dynamic update packet could still cause named to exit unexpectedly.
After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.