Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDVSA-2012:119)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61969


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in bind :

High numbers of queries with DNSSEC validation enabled can cause an assertion failure in named, caused by using a bad cache data structure before it has been initialized (CVE-2012-3817).

The updated packages have been upgraded to bind 9.7.6-P2 and 9.8.3-P2 which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61969

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-119.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 9/6/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3817

BID: 54658

MDVSA: 2012:119