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

High Nessus Plugin ID 106136

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VPR Score: 2.9

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: High

ID: 106136

File Name: bind9_993.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2018/01/18

Updated: 2019/11/08

Dependencies: 10028

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 2.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5689

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5689

BID: 57556