SUSE SLES11 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2016:2706-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94507


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for bind fixes the following issues :

- 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).

- Fix BIND to return a valid hostname in response to ldapdump queries. (bsc#965748)

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-bind-12829=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-bind-12829=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp2-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-bind-12829=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2:zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-bind-12829=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94507

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2706-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/03

Modified: 2017/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


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:novell:suse_linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-chrootenv, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8864

OSVDB: 146549