Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDVSA-2012:162)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62491


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in bind :

A certain combination of records in the RBT could cause named to hang while populating the additional section of a response. [RT #31090] (CVE-2012-5166).

The updated packages have been upgraded to bind 9.7.6-P4 and 9.8.3-P4 which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62491

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-162.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/10/11

Modified: 2014/01/30

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:mandriva:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5166

BID: 55852

MDVSA: 2012:162