SUSE SLES12 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2016:2696-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94504
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for bind fixes the following security issue :
- A defect in BIND's handling of responses containing a DNAME answer had the potential to trigger assertion errors in the server remotely, thereby facilitating a denial-of-service attack. (CVE-2016-8864, bsc#1007829).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2016-1587=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1587=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.