Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : bind (ELSA-2016-0073)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88444


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0073 :

Updated bind packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate 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 denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND processed certain malformed Address Prefix List (APL) records. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause named to crash. (CVE-2015-8704)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue.

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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88444

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0073.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/28

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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-libbind-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-pkcs11, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-pkcs11-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-pkcs11-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-sdb-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:caching-nameserver, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, 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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8704

OSVDB: 133380

RHSA: 2016:0073