ISC BIND 9.11.4-S1 < 9.16.37-S1 / 9.16.8-S1 < 9.16.37-S1 Assertion Failure (cve-2022-3488)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170683


The remote name server is affected by an assertion failure vulnerability vulnerability.


The version of ISC BIND installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the cve-2022-3488 advisory.

- Processing of repeated responses to the same query, where both responses contain ECS pseudo-options, but where the first is broken in some way, can cause BIND to exit with an assertion failure. 'Broken' in this context is anything that would cause the resolver to reject the query response, such as a mismatch between query and answer name. This issue affects BIND 9 versions 9.11.4-S1 through 9.11.37-S1 and 9.16.8-S1 through 9.16.36-S1. (CVE-2022-3488)

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


Upgrade to ISC BIND version 9.16.37-S1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170683

File Name: bind9_91637_s1_cve-2022-3488.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/26/2023

Updated: 6/30/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3488


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: 1/25/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-3488

IAVA: 2023-A-0058-S