Unbound < 1.6.8 Wildcard Synthesized NSEC Records Handling Remote Validation Weakness

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106384


The remote name server is affected by a remote validation weakness.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote Unbound DNS resolver is affected by a validation weakness when handling wildcard synthesized NSEC records.


Upgrade to Unbound version 1.6.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106384

File Name: unbound_1_6_8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2018/01/26

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 87872

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:unbound:unbound

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, unbound/version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15105

OSVDB: 173114