RHEL 5 : bind97 (RHSA-2012:1266)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62091


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated bind97 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The 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 found in the way BIND handled resource records with a large RDATA value. A malicious owner of a DNS domain could use this flaw to create specially crafted DNS resource records, that would cause a recursive resolver or secondary server to exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure. (CVE-2012-4244)

Users of bind97 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62091

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1266.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/14

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-chroot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4244

OSVDB: 85417

RHSA: 2012:1266