Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-1566-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62098


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain specially crafted long resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62098

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1566-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/14

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns36, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns69, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns81, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4244

BID: 55522

OSVDB: 85417

USN: 1566-1