Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : bind9 vulnerability (USN-2437-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79854

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Florian Maury discovered that Bind incorrectly handled delegation. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to consume resources and crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected bind9 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2437-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79854

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2437-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/10

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500

BID: 71590

USN: 2437-1