FreeBSD : bind8 negative cache poison attack (f04cc5cb-2d0b-11d8-beaf-000a95c4d922)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36224


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A programming error in BIND 8 named can result in a DNS message being incorrectly cached as a negative response. As a result, an attacker may arrange for malicious DNS messages to be delivered to a target name server, and cause that name server to cache a negative response for some target domain name. The name server would thereafter respond negatively to legitimate queries for that domain name, resulting in a denial-of-service for applications that require DNS.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36224

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f04cc5cb2d0b11d8beaf000a95c4d922.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2003

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/28/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0914

CERT: 734644

FreeBSD: SA-03:19.bind