FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- named(8) DNSSEC validation Denial of Service (0f020b7b-e033-11e1-90a2-000c299b62e1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61443


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Problem description :

BIND 9 stores a cache of query names that are known to be failing due to misconfigured name servers or a broken chain of trust. Under high query loads, when DNSSEC validation is active, it is possible for a condition to arise in which data from this cache of failing queries could be used before it was fully initialized, triggering an assertion failure.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61443

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0f020b7be03311e190a2000c299b62e1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 8/7/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/7/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/24/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3817

BID: 54658

FreeBSD: SA-12:05.bind