Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : bind (ELSA-2011-0926)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68303


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0926 :

Updated bind and bind97 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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.

A flaw was discovered in the way BIND handled certain DNS requests. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted DNS request packet to BIND, causing it to exit unexpectedly due to a failed assertion. (CVE-2011-2464)

Users of bind97 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and bind on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected bind packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68303

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0926.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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-sdb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2464

BID: 48566

OSVDB: 73605

RHSA: 2011:0926