Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : bind9 vulnerabilities (USN-3172-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96483
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed responses to an ANY query. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-9131)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed responses to an ANY query. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-9147)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain malformed DS record responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10.
(CVE-2016-9444).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected bind9 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3172-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96483

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3172-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/13/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2017

Reference Information

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

USN: 3172-1