Scientific Linux Security Update : bind97 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 69164


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


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)

After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69164

File Name: sl_20130730_bind97_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/31

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4854