Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDVSA-2013:202)

High Nessus Plugin ID 69097


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in bind :

The RFC 5011 implementation in rdata.c in ISC BIND 9.7.x and 9.8.x before 9.8.5-P2, 9.8.6b1, 9.9.x before 9.9.3-P2, and 9.9.4b1, and DNSco BIND 9.9.3-S1 before 9.9.3-S1-P1 and 9.9.4-S1b1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a query with a malformed RDATA section that is not properly handled during construction of a log message, as exploited in the wild in July 2013 (CVE-2013-4854).

The updated packages for Enterprise Server 5 have been patched to correct this issue.

The updated packages for Business Server 1 have been upgraded to the 9.9.3-P2 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69097

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-202.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/07/29

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4854

MDVSA: 2013:202