SuSE 11.3 Security Update : bind (SAT Patch Number 10100)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80389


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


bind has been updated to version 9.9.6P1, fixing the following security issue :

- A flaw in delegation handling could be exploited to put named into an infinite loop. This has been addressed by placing limits on the number of levels of recursion named will allow (default 7), and the number of iterative queries that it will send (default 50) before terminating a recursive query. (CVE-2014-8500, bnc#908994)

- The recursion depth limit is configured via the 'max-recursion-depth' option, and the query limit via the 'max-recursion-queries' option. Additionally, two non-security issues have been fixed :

- Fix a multi-thread issue with IXFR. (bnc#882511)

- Fix handling of TXT records in ldapdump. (bnc#743758)


Apply SAT patch number 10100.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80389

File Name: suse_11_bind-141217.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/06

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:bind, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:bind-chrootenv, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:bind-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:bind-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:bind-utils, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500