Scientific Linux Security Update : bind on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94571


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


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)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94571

File Name: sl_20161102_bind_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/04

Modified: 2017/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


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: 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: 2016/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8864