Unbound < 1.5.9 daemon/remote.c Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Value Small Subgroup Confinement Attack Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106381
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The remote name server is affected by a key confinement attack vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Unbound DNS resolver contains a flaw in the handling of Diffie-Hellman key exchange values that can allow a remote attacker to perform a small subgroup confinement attack.


Upgrade to Unbound version 1.5.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106381

File Name: unbound_1_5_9.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/26/2018

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: unbound_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:unbound:unbound

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, unbound/version

Patch Publication Date: 6/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/26/2016