Scientific Linux Security Update : bind97 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 62171


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


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: 62171

File Name: sl_20120914_bind97_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/18

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4244