Scientific Linux Security Update : bind97 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 65761

Synopsis

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

Description

A denial of service flaw was found in the libdns library. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted DNS query to named that, when processed, would cause named to use an excessive amount of memory, or possibly crash. (CVE-2013-2266)

Note: This update disables the syntax checking of NAPTR (Naming Authority Pointer) resource records.

After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?276a5b57

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65761

File Name: sl_20130328_bind97_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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: 2013/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2266