Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : bind (ELSA-2015-1513)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85067


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1513 :

Updated bind packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly.

A flaw was found in the way BIND handled requests for TKEY DNS resource records. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named (functioning as an authoritative DNS server or a DNS resolver) exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS request packet. (CVE-2015-5477)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jonathan Foote as the original reporter.

All bind users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected bind packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85067

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-1513.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/29

Modified: 2015/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-libs-lite, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-license, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-lite-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-sdb-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/29

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5477

OSVDB: 125438

RHSA: 2015:1513