Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2016-641)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87990

Synopsis

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

Description

Specific APL RR data could cause a server to exit due to an INSIST failure in apl_42.c when performing certain string formatting operations. (CVE-2015-8704)

CVE-2015-8705 was also issued today for bind, but the Amazon Linux AMI's version of bind is not impacted by that CVE.

Solution

Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-641.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87990

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-641.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/20

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8704

ALAS: 2016-641