CentOS 6 : bind (CESA-2013:1114)

high Nessus Plugin ID 69140
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VPR Score: 6.1

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated bind packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 denial of service flaw was found in BIND. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted DNS query to named that, when processed, would cause named to crash when rejecting the malformed query. (CVE-2013-4854)

All bind users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected bind packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6471737d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69140

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-1114.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/31/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.1

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-4854

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-utils, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/29/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4854

BID: 61479

RHSA: 2013:1114