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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for bind97 RHSA-2012:1266-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'bind97'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'bind97'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
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.

A flaw was found in the way BIND handled resource records with a large
RDATA value. 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 exit unexpectedly with an assertion
failure. (CVE-2012-4244)

Users of bind97 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. After installing the update, the BIND daemon (named)
will be restarted automatically.

Affected Software/OS:
bind97 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-4244
BugTraq ID: 55522
Debian Security Information: DSA-2547 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBOV03226
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT101004
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1266
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1267
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1268
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1365
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:1199 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:1333 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1192 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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