Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : bind9 vulnerabilities (USN-2925-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89828

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled input received by the rndc control channel. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-1285)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly parsed resource record signatures for DNAME resource records. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-1286).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected bind9 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2925-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89828

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2925-1.nasl

Version: 2.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/10/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1285, CVE-2016-1286

USN: 2925-1