AIX 5.3 TL 8 : bind (IZ56312)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63791
SynopsisThe remote AIX host is missing a security patch.
DescriptionAIX 'named' is an implementation of BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) providing server functionality for the Domain Name System (DNS) Protocol. AIX currently ships and supports three versions of BIND: 4, 8, and 9.
There is an error in the handling of dynamic update messages in BIND 9. A crafted update packet from a remote user can cause a master server to assert and exit. The successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows a remote, unauthenticated user to make a master DNS server assert and exit.
The following command is vulnerable :
SolutionInstall the appropriate interim fix.