Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 85786


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


A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND parsed certain malformed DNSSEC keys. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted DNS query (for example, a query requiring a response from a zone containing a deliberately malformed key) that would cause named functioning as a validating resolver to crash. (CVE-2015-5722)

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: 85786

File Name: sl_20150903_bind_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/04

Modified: 2015/12/19

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: 2015/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5722