Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDKSA-2002:043)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61917


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


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in different implementations of the DNS resolver libraries. A remote attacker able to sent malicious DNS responses could potentially exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS (Denial of Service) on a vulnerable system. The named daemon itself is not vulnerable to this problem, but this latest version of bind 8 includes fixes to the DNS resolver libraries.


Update the affected bind, bind-devel and / or bind-utils packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61917

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-043.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0651

CERT-CC: CA-2002-19

CERT: 284857

MDKSA: 2002:043