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HPSBUX03583 SSRT110084 rev.1 - HP-UX BIND Service running Named, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)


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HPSBUX03583 SSRT110084 rev.1 - HP-UX BIND Service running Named, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-04-19

Last Updated: 2016-04-28

Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in the HP-UX BIND service running named. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of Service (DoS).

  • CVE-2016-1285
  • CVE-2016-1286
  • PSRT110084

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP-UX BIND B.11.31 BIND 9.9.4 prior to C.


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Base Vector
Base Score
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HPE has provided the following software updates to resolve the vulnerability in the HP-UX BIND service running named.

  • BIND 9.9.4 for HP-UX Release B.11.31 (PA and IA)

    Depot: HP_UX_11.31_HPUX-NameServer_C.

Note: The depot files can be found here:


Download and install the software update


HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HPE and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see:

The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.


HP-UX B.11.31 IA/PA
action: install C. or subsequent


Version:1 (rev.1) - 28 April 2016 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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3C = 3COM
3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software

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