CentOS 6 : bind (CESA-2013:0550)

high Nessus Plugin ID 65158


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated bind packages that fix one security issue and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly. DNS64 is used to automatically generate DNS records so IPv6 based clients can access IPv4 systems through a NAT64 server.

A flaw was found in the DNS64 implementation in BIND when using Response Policy Zones (RPZ). If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted query to a named server that is using RPZ rewrite rules, named could exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure. Note that DNS64 support is not enabled by default. (CVE-2012-5689)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

* Previously, it was impossible to configure the the maximum number of responses sent per second to one client. This allowed remote attackers to conduct traffic amplification attacks using DNS queries with spoofed source IP addresses. With this update, it is possible to use the new 'rate-limit' configuration option in named.conf and configure the maximum number of queries which the server responds to. Refer to the BIND documentation for more details about the 'rate-limit' option.

All bind users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain patches to correct this issue and add this enhancement. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected bind packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65158

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-0550.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/10/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5689

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-utils, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5689

BID: 57556

RHSA: 2013:0550