Debian DSA-2547-1 : bind9 - improper assert

high Nessus Plugin ID 62067


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that BIND, a DNS server, does not handle DNS records properly which approach size limits inherent to the DNS protocol. An attacker could use crafted DNS records to crash the BIND server process, leading to a denial of service.


Upgrade the bind9 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62067

File Name: debian_DSA-2547.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/13/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/12/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4244

DSA: 2547