Debian Security Advisory DSA 3703-1 (bind9 - security update)

Published: 2016-11-08 10:22:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
bind9 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u8. We recommend that you upgrade your bind9 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Tony Finch and Marco Davids reported an assertion failure in BIND, a DNS server implementation, which causes the server process to terminate. This denial-of-service vulnerability is related to a defect in the processing of responses with DNAME records from authoritative servers and primarily affects recursive resolvers.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-8864

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3703.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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