Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : bind (ELSA-2007-0740)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67554


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0740 :

Updated bind packages that fix a security issue 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 generates outbound DNS query ids. If an attacker is able to acquire a finite set of query IDs, it becomes possible to accurately predict future query IDs. Future query ID prediction may allow an attacker to conduct a DNS cache poisoning attack, which can result in the DNS server returning incorrect client query data. (CVE-2007-2926)

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


Update the affected bind packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67554

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0740.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/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-libbind-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:caching-nameserver, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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: 2007/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2926

BID: 25037

OSVDB: 36235

RHSA: 2007:0740