ISC BIND Assertion Error Resource Record RDATA Query Parsing Remote DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 62119


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 will exit with an assertion failure if a resource record with RDATA in excess of 65535 bytes is loaded and then subsequently queried. 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 9.6-ESV-R7-P3 / 9.6-ESV-R8 / 9.7.6-P3 / 9.7.7 / 9.8.3-P3 / 9.8.4 / 9.9.1-P3 / 9.9.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62119

File Name: bind9_991_p3.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 9/17/2012

Updated: 9/17/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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-2012-4244

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4244

BID: 55522