ISC BIND 9 Unspecified Packet Processing Remote DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 55534


The remote name server may be affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND is potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability. If an attacker sends a specially crafted request to a BIND server it may cause the name server process to crash.

Note that Nessus has only relied on the version itself and has not attempted to determine whether or not the install is actually vulnerable.


Upgrade to BIND 9.6-ESV-R4-P3 / 9.7.3-P3 / 9.8.0-P4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55534

File Name: bind9_980_p4.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 7/7/2011

Updated: 9/17/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: The issue causes isc bind to crash, which warrants an availability impact score of complete.


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


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-2011-2464

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, bind/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/5/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/5/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2464

BID: 48566

CERT: 142646

Secunia: 45185