Scientific Linux Security Update : bind97 on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20161102)

high Nessus Plugin ID 94570
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled responses containing a DNAME answer. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS response. (CVE-2016-8864)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?53522b50

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94570

File Name: sl_20161102_bind97_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/4/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind97, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind97-chroot, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind97-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind97-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind97-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bind97-utils, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8864