openSUSE Security Update : bind (openSUSE-2016-1273)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94620


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.


Update the affected bind packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94620

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1273.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/08

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-chrootenv, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-libs-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-lwresd, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-lwresd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bind-utils-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8864