ISC BIND Zone Data Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106679

Synopsis

The remote name server is affected by a memory exhaustion vulnerability

Description

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.

Solution

Follow guidance provided by ISC advisory.

See Also

https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01390

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106679

File Name: bind9_9110_b2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2018/02/08

Modified: 2018/02/09

Dependencies: 10028

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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:F/RL:X/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6170

OSVDB: 141063