Oracle Linux 5 : bind97 (ELSA-2016-1945)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93791


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1945 :

An update for bind97 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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.


Update the affected bind97 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93791

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1945.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/29

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:oracle:linux:bind97, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-chroot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bind97-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

OSVDB: 144854

RHSA: 2016:1945

IAVA: 2017-A-0004