Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2016-751)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93789

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-751.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93789

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-751.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/29

Updated: 2019/04/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

ALAS: 2016-751

IAVA: 2017-A-0004