GLSA-201209-04 : BIND: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 62237


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-04 (BIND: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in BIND:
Domain names are not properly revoked due to an error in the cache update policy (CVE-2012-1033).
BIND accepts records with zero-length RDATA fields (CVE-2012-1667).
An assertion failure from the failing-query cache could occur when DNSSEC validation is enabled (CVE-2012-3817).
A memory leak may occur under high TCP query loads (CVE-2012-3868).
An assertion error can occur when a query is performed for a record with RDATA greater than 65535 bytes (CVE-2012-4244).
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service condition or keep domain names resolvable after it has been deleted from registration.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All BIND users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/bind-9.9.1_p3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62237

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201209-04.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 9/24/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:bind, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1033, CVE-2012-1667, CVE-2012-3817, CVE-2012-3868, CVE-2012-4244

BID: 51898, 53772, 54658, 54659, 55522

GLSA: 201209-04