Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20141212)

high Nessus Plugin ID 80020
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1724d294

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80020

File Name: sl_20141212_bind_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-libbind-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-libs-lite, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-license, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-lite-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-sdb-chroot, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:caching-nameserver, 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: 12/12/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500