RHEL 5 / 6 : bind (RHSA-2016:2093)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94191

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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

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 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. (CVE-2016-2848)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://kb.isc.org/docs/aa-01433

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:2093

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-2848

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94191

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2093.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/21

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-chroot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-libbind-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-sdb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:caching-nameserver, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2848

RHSA: 2016:2093