Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : bind (ELSA-2014-1984)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80002


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1984 :

Updated bind packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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 the way BIND followed DNS delegations. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted zone containing a large number of referrals which, when looked up and processed, would cause named to use excessive amounts of memory or crash. (CVE-2014-8500)

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.


Update the affected bind packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80002

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1984.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/12/01

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:oracle:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-libbind-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-libs-lite, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-license, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-lite-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-sdb-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:caching-nameserver, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500

BID: 51898, 53772, 54658, 55522, 55852

OSVDB: 115524

RHSA: 2014:1984