Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87491


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


A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND processed certain records with malformed class attributes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a query to request a cached record with a malformed class attribute that would cause named functioning as an authoritative or recursive server to crash. (CVE-2015-8000)

Note: This issue affects authoritative servers as well as recursive servers, however authoritative servers are at limited risk if they perform authentication when making recursive queries to resolve addresses for servers listed in NS RRSETs.

After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87491

File Name: sl_20151216_bind_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/18

Modified: 2016/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2015/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8000