Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 84894


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


A flaw was found in the way BIND performed DNSSEC validation. An attacker able to make BIND (functioning as a DNS resolver with DNSSEC validation enabled) resolve a name in an attacker-controlled domain could cause named to exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure.

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: 84894

File Name: sl_20150720_bind_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/21

Modified: 2015/09/13

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: 2015/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4620