Ubuntu 10.10 : bind9 vulnerability (USN-1070-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 52164


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled IXFR transfers and dynamic updates while under heavy load when used as an authoritative server. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52164

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1070-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9-host, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dnsutils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:host, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbind-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbind9-60, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdns66, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisc60, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisccc60, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libisccfg60, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblwres60, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lwresd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/23/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/23/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0414

BID: 46491

USN: 1070-1