Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88451


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 malformed Address Prefix List (APL) records. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause named to crash. (CVE-2015-8704)

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: 88451

File Name: sl_20160127_bind_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/28

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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: 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: 2016/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8704