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

High Nessus Plugin ID 80020


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80020

File Name: sl_20141212_bind_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/02/28

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: 2014/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500