ISC BIND 9 Denial of Service Vulnerability (CVE-2018-5743)

high Nessus Plugin ID 124652


The remote name server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


ISC BIND versions 9.9.x prior or equal to 9.10.8-P1, 9.11.x prior to 9.11.6-P1, 9.12.x prior to 9.12.4-P1, 9.13.0 prior or equal to 9.13.7, 9.14.0, and BIND 9 Supported Preview Edition versions 9.9.3-S1 prior or equal to to 9.11.5-S3, and 9.11.5-S5 are affected by a DoS vulnerability due to a flaw in the feature to limit the number of simultaneous TCP connections. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, to cause the application to stop responding.


Upgrade to ISC BIND version 9.11.6-P1, 9.12.4-P1, 9.14.1, 9.11.5-S6, 9.11.6-S1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124652

File Name: bind9_CVE-2018-5743.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 5/7/2019

Updated: 5/22/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-5743


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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: Settings/ParanoidReport, bind/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5743

BID: 108077

IAVA: 2019-A-0139-S