ISC BIND 9 DNSSEC Cache Poisoning

low Nessus Plugin ID 42983


The remote name server is affected by a cache poisoning vulnerability.


According to its version number, the remote installation of BIND suffers from a cache poisoning vulnerability. This issue affects all versions prior to 9.4.3-P5, 9.5.2-P2 or 9.6.1-P3.

Note that only nameservers that allow recursive queries and validate DNSSEC records are affected. Nessus has not attempted to verify if this configuration applies to the remote service, though, so this could be a false positive.


Upgrade to BIND 9.4.3-P5 / 9.5.2-P2 / 9.6.1-P3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 42983

File Name: bind9_dnssec_cache_poisoning.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 12/2/2009

Updated: 6/27/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4022, CVE-2010-0382

BID: 37118

CERT: 418861