SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2015:0096-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83670


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update of bind to 9.9.6P1 fixes bugs and also 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.

Also the rpz2 patch was removed as it is no longer maintained.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-36

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-36

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-36

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83670

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0096-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/04/05

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:novell:suse_linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-chrootenv, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500

BID: 71590

OSVDB: 115524