CVE-2012-5166

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2012-10-09
Bugzilla:
864273: CVE-2012-5166 bind: Specially crafted DNS data can cause a lockup in named

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ISC BIND 9.x before 9.7.6-P4, 9.8.x before 9.8.3-P4, 9.9.x before 9.9.1-P4, and 9.4-ESV and 9.6-ESV before 9.6-ESV-R7-P4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (named daemon hang) via unspecified combinations of resource records.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5166 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (bind) RHSA-2012:1363 2012-10-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (bind) RHSA-2012:1363 2012-10-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 ELS) (bind) RHSA-2012:1365 2012-10-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (bind97) RHSA-2012:1364 2012-10-12

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 bind Affected

External References