ISC BIND Zone Data Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106679


The remote name server is affected by a memory exhaustion vulnerability


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of ISC BIND running on the remote name server is affected by a memory exhaustion vulnerability. A server is potentially vulnerable if it accepts zone data from another source, as no limit is currently placed on zone data size.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Follow guidance provided by ISC advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106679

File Name: bind9_9110_b2.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2018/02/08

Updated: 2018/06/29

Dependencies: 10028

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6170