Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2015-573)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85044

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

As reported upstream, an error in the handling of TKEY queries can be exploited by an attacker for use as a denial-of-service vector, as a constructed packet can use the defect to trigger a REQUIRE assertion failure, causing BIND to exit.

Solution

Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

See Also

https://kb.isc.org/docs/aa-01272

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-573.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85044

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-573.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/29

Updated: 2018/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5477

ALAS: 2015-573