Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89987
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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)
After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.