An update for bind97 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives
a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.
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 denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND handled packets with
malformed options. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make named exit
unexpectedly with an assertion failure via a specially crafted DNS packet.
1385450 – CVE-2016-2848 bind: assertion failure triggered by a packet with malformed options