Oracle Linux 5 : bind97 (ELSA-2016-0458)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89979


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0458 :

Updated bind97 packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links 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 parsed signature records for DNAME records. By sending a specially crafted query, a remote attacker could use this flaw to cause named to crash.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND processed certain control channel input. A remote attacker able to send a malformed packet to the control channel could use this flaw to cause named to crash. (CVE-2016-1285)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting these issues.

All bind97 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected bind97 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89979

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0458.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/17

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 8.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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: 2016/03/16

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 135663, 135664

RHSA: 2016:0458