Fedora 17 : nsd-3.2.13-1.fc17 (2012-11203)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61469


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Updated upstream releasee for CVE-2012-2979 / VU#517036, our packages were not vulnerable Fix for CVE-2012-2978: NSD denial of service vulnerability from non-standard DNS packet from any host

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected nsd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61469

File Name: fedora_2012-11203.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/10

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nsd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2978

BID: 54606

FEDORA: 2012-11203