Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61178
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe 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.
A flaw was discovered in the way BIND handled certain DNS queries, which caused it to cache an invalid record. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send repeated queries for this invalid record, causing the resolvers to exit unexpectedly due to a failed assertion.
Users of bind are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.