SUSE SLES10 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2015:0488-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83697
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Synopsis

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

Description

This bind update to version 9.6-ESV-R11-W1 fixes 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.

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.

Solution

Update the affected bind packages

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=908994

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f1edae6

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8500/

http://www.nessus.org/u?f6132c06

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83697

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0488-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500

BID: 71590