ISC BIND 9.16.12 < 9.16.37 / 9.16.12-S1 < 9.16.37-S1 / 9.18.0 < 9.18.11 / 9.19.0 < 9.19.9 Vulnerability (cve-2022-3736)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170684


The remote name server is affected by a 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-2022-3736 advisory.

- BIND 9 resolver can crash when stale cache and stale answers are enabled, option `stale-answer-client- timeout` is set to a positive integer, and the resolver receives an RRSIG query. This issue affects BIND 9 versions 9.16.12 through 9.16.36, 9.18.0 through 9.18.10, 9.19.0 through 9.19.8, and 9.16.12-S1 through 9.16.36-S1. (CVE-2022-3736)

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 / 9.16.37-S1 / 9.18.11 / 9.19.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170684

File Name: bind9_9199_cve-2022-3736.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-2022-3736


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-2022-3736

IAVA: 2023-A-0058-S