Red Hat update for bind

Published: 2018-12-20
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-5742
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU16613

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-5742

CWE-ID: CWE-120 - Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when handling malicious input. A remote unauthenticated attacker can supply specially crafted input, trigger memory corruption and assertion error when debug log level is 10 to cause the service to crash.


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Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 5 - 7.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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