ISC BIND Cache Update Policy Deleted Domain Name Resolving Weakness

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62355


The remote name server may be affected by a DNS integrity vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND will continue to allow revoked domain names to be resolved due to an issue related to the cache update policy. 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-R6 / 9.7.5 / 9.8.2 / 9.9.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62355

File Name: bind9_990.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2012/09/27

Updated: 2018/06/27

Dependencies: 10028

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: 2012/02/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1033

BID: 51898

CERT: 542123