Debian DLA-696-1 : bind9 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94477

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Tony Finch and Marco Davids reported an assertion failure in BIND, a DNS server implementation, which causes the server process to terminate. This denial of service vulnerability is related to a defect in the processing of responses with DNAME records from authoritative servers and primarily affects recursive resolvers.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1:9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu2+deb7u13.

We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/11/msg00004.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/bind9

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94477

File Name: debian_DLA-696.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/03

Updated: 2018/07/10

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:debian:debian_linux:bind9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9-host, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dnsutils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:host, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libbind-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libbind9-80, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libdns88, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisc84, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisccc80, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libisccfg82, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:liblwres80, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lwresd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8864