ISC BIND 9.16.x < 9.16.4 DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 137838
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VPR Score: 3.6


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


The version of ISC BIND installed on the remote host is prior to 9.16.4. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in its zone transfer functionality due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, to cause a DoS condition on the service.


Upgrade to ISC BIND version 9.16.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 137838

File Name: bind9_9164.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 6/26/2020

Updated: 8/28/2020

Dependencies: bind_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8618

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/17/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/17/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-8618

IAVA: 2020-A-0276-S