SUSE SLES12 Security Update : bind (SUSE-SU-2017:0113-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96435


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


This update for bind fixes the following issues :

- Fix a potential assertion failure that could have been triggered by a malformed response to an ANY query, thereby facilitating a denial-of-service attack.
[CVE-2016-9131, bsc#1018700, bsc#1018699]

- Fix a potential assertion failure that could have been triggered by responding to a query with inconsistent DNSSEC information, thereby facilitating a denial-of-service attack. [CVE-2016-9147, bsc#1018701, bsc#1018699]

- Fix potential assertion failure that could have been triggered by DNS responses that contain unusually-formed DS resource records, facilitating a denial-of-service attack. [CVE-2016-9444, bsc#1018702, bsc#1018699]

- Fixed ldapdump to use a temporary pseudo nameserver that conforms to BIND's expected syntax. Prior versions would not work correctly with an LDAP backed DNS server.

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 Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-52=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-52=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96435

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0113-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/12

Modified: 2017/02/21

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-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bind-utils-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2017/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9131, CVE-2016-9147, CVE-2016-9444

OSVDB: 149959, 149960, 149961