SUSE SLES12 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2016:2401-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93770


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The nameserver bind was updated to fix a remote denial of service vulnerability, where a crafted packet could cause the nameserver to abort. (CVE-2016-2776, bsc#1000362)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2016-1400=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1400=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93770

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2401-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/28

Modified: 2017/01/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-chrootenv, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

OSVDB: 144854

IAVA: 2017-A-0004