Amazon Linux AMI : bind (ALAS-2016-758)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94183

Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2016-2848 bind: assertion failure triggered by a packet with malformed options

A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled packets with malformed options. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS packet.

Solution

Run 'yum update bind' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-758.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94183

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-758.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/21

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2848

ALAS: 2016-758