Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61055


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


The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly.

An off-by-one flaw was found in the way BIND processed negative responses with large resource record sets (RRSets). An attacker able to send recursive queries to a BIND server that is configured as a caching resolver could use this flaw to cause named to exit with an assertion failure. (CVE-2011-1910)

All BIND users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

Dependancies: bind-dyndb-ldap was required to be updated to 0.2.0-1.el6 due to dependencies.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61055

File Name: sl_20110531_bind_on_SL6_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: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1910