ISC BIND 9 DNS64 Handling DoS (CVE-2012-5689)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106136
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Synopsis

The remote name server is prone to a denial of service attack.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND can be forced to crash via maliciously crafted DNS requests.

Note that this vulnerability only affects installs using the 'dns64' configuration option. Further note that Nessus has only relied on the version itself and has not attempted to determine whether or not the install is actually affected.

Solution

Upgrade to BIND 9.8.5 / 9.9.3 or later. Alternatively, disable DNS64 functionality via configuration options.

See Also

https://kb.isc.org/docs/aa-00855

http://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.8.5/CHANGES

http://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.9.3/CHANGES

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106136

File Name: bind9_993.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/18/2018

Updated: 11/8/2019

Dependencies: bind_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5689

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/28/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/24/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5689

BID: 57556