Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 63191


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


A flaw was found in the DNS64 implementation in BIND. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted query to a named server, named could exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure. Note that DNS64 support is not enabled by default. (CVE-2012-5688)

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: 63191

File Name: sl_20121206_bind_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/09

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: 2012/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5688