Scientific Linux Security Update : bind for SL 5.x on i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60628


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


CVE-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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60628

File Name: sl_20090730_bind_for_SL_5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0696

CWE: 16