Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2016-745)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 93537
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


It was found that the lightweight resolver could crash due to an error when asked to resolve a query name which, when combined with a search list entry, exceeds the maximum allowable length. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash lwresd or named when using the 'lwres' statement in named.conf.


Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93537

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-745.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/16/2016

Updated: 4/19/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 9/15/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2775

ALAS: 2016-745

IAVA: 2017-A-0004