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: 2011/07/07

Updated: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 10028

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-2464

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

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2464

BID: 48566

CERT: 142646

Secunia: 45185