AIX 5.3 TL 10 : bind (IZ56314)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63793


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


AIX '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 :



Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63793

File Name: aix_IZ56314.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2013/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0696

CWE: 16