RHEL 5 : bind97 (RHSA-2017:0064)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96525


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An update for bind97 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly.

Security Fix(es) :

* A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled a query response containing inconsistent DNSSEC information. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named exit unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS response. (CVE-2016-9147)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96525

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/16

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-chroot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bind97-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9147

OSVDB: 149960

RHSA: 2017:0064