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Amazon Linux: Security Advisory (ALAS-2012-84)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

8.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update announced via the referenced Security Advisory.

Insight

Insight

A flaw was found in the way BIND handled zero length resource data records. A malicious owner of a DNS domain could use this flaw to create specially-crafted DNS resource records that would cause a recursive resolver or secondary server to crash or, possibly, disclose portions of its memory. (CVE-2012-1667 )A flaw was found in the way BIND handled the updating of cached name server (NS) resource records. A malicious owner of a DNS domain could use this flaw to keep the domain resolvable by the BIND server even after the delegation was removed from the parent DNS zone. With this update, BIND limits the time-to-live of the replacement record to that of the time-to-live of the record being replaced. (CVE-2012-1033 )

Solution

Solution

Run yum update bind to update your system.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)