Unbound < 1.6.3 use-caps-for-id Option qname Handling Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106382
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The remote name server is affected by a remote denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Unbound DNS resolver is affected by a denial of service vulnerability when handling qnames in responses with the use-caps-for-id option enabled.


Upgrade to Unbound version 1.6.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106382

File Name: unbound_1_6_3.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: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


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:unbound:unbound

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, unbound/version

Patch Publication Date: 6/13/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/13/2017