Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : bind (ELSA-2007-0044)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67444


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0044 :

Updated bind packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

ISC BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the DNS (Domain Name System) protocols.

A flaw was found in the way BIND processed certain DNS query responses. On servers that had enabled DNSSEC validation, this could allow an remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-0494)

For users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, the previous BIND update caused an incompatible change to the default configuration that resulted in rndc not sharing the key with the named daemon. This update corrects this bug and restores the behavior prior to that update.

Updating the bind package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 could result in nonfunctional configuration in case the bind-libs package was not updated. This update corrects this bug by adding the correct dependency on bind-libs.

Users of BIND are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected bind packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67444

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0044.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0494

BID: 22231

OSVDB: 31922, 31923

RHSA: 2007:0044