ISC BIND 9 Query.c Logging Resolver Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56862


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. An unidentified network event causes BIND9 resolvers to cache an invalid record, subsequent queries for which could crash the resolvers with an assertion failure.

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


Upgrade to BIND 9.4-ESV-R5-P1 / 9.6-ESV-R5-P1 / 9.7.4-P1 / 9.8.1-P1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56862

File Name: bind9_981_p1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2011/11/17

Updated: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 10028

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-4313

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: 2011/11/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4313

BID: 50690

CERT: 606539