Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDVSA-2014:238)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79983


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


Updated bind packages fix security vulnerability :

By making use of maliciously-constructed zones or a rogue server, an attacker can exploit an oversight in the code BIND 9 uses to follow delegations in the Domain Name Service, causing BIND to issue unlimited queries in an attempt to follow the delegation. This can lead to resource exhaustion and denial of service (up to and including termination of the named server process) (CVE-2014-8500).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79983

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-238.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500

BID: 71590

MDVSA: 2014:238