Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : bind9 vulnerability (USN-3088-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93773

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled building responses to certain specially crafted requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected bind9 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3088-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93773

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3088-1.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

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: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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:16.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

USN: 3088-1

IAVA: 2017-A-0004