ISC BIND 9.9.3-S1 < 9.16.48-S1 / 9.0.0 < 9.16.48 / 9.16.8-S1 < 9.16.48-S1 / 9.18.0 < 9.18.24 / 9.18.11-S1 < 9.18.24-S1 / 9.19.0 < 9.19.21 Vulnerability (cve-2023-4408)

high Nessus Plugin ID 190463


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-2023-4408 advisory.

- The DNS message parsing code in `named` includes a section whose computational complexity is overly high.
It does not cause problems for typical DNS traffic, but crafted queries and responses may cause excessive CPU load on the affected `named` instance by exploiting this flaw. This issue affects both authoritative servers and recursive resolvers. This issue affects BIND 9 versions 9.0.0 through 9.16.45, 9.18.0 through 9.18.21, 9.19.0 through 9.19.19, 9.9.3-S1 through 9.11.37-S1, 9.16.8-S1 through 9.16.45-S1, and 9.18.11-S1 through 9.18.21-S1. (CVE-2023-4408)

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 9.16.48 / 9.16.48-S1 / 9.18.24 / 9.18.24-S1 / 9.19.21 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 190463

File Name: bind9_91921_cve-2023-4408.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2/13/2024

Updated: 2/16/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


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-2023-4408


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: 2/13/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-4408

IAVA: 2024-A-0103