Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : Bind vulnerabilities (USN-3893-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122399


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Toshifumi Sakaguchi discovered that Bind incorrectly handled memory. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-5744)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain trust anchors when used with the 'managed-keys' feature. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Bind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5745)

It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled certain controls for zone transfers, contrary to expectations. (CVE-2019-6465).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected bind9 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122399

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3893-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/22/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6465


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:L/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/9/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5744, CVE-2018-5745, CVE-2019-6465

USN: 3893-1