Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : bind9 vulnerability (USN-3119-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 94468
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Tony Finch and Marco Davids discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain responses containing a DNAME answer. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected bind9 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3119-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94468

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3119-1.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/2/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/1/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8864

USN: 3119-1