CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : bind (CESA-2016:1944)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93779
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Synopsis

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

Description

An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) 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.

Security Fix(es) :

* A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND constructed a response to a query that met certain criteria. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS request packet. (CVE-2016-2776)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue.

Solution

Update the affected bind packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b7e513fe

http://www.nessus.org/u?dfcb67ce

http://www.nessus.org/u?c123d7e1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93779

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-1944.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2776

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:centos:centos:bind, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-libbind-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-libs-lite, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-license, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-lite-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-pkcs11, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-pkcs11-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-pkcs11-utils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-sdb-chroot, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:caching-nameserver, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

RHSA: 2016:1944

IAVA: 2017-A-0004