FreeBSD : dns/bind9* -- servers using DNS64 can be crashed by a crafted query (2892a8e2-3d68-11e2-8e01-0800273fe665)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63159


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


ISC reports :

BIND 9 nameservers using the DNS64 IPv6 transition mechanism are vulnerable to a software defect that allows a crafted query to crash the server with a REQUIRE assertion failure. Remote exploitation of this defect can be achieved without extensive effort, resulting in a denial-of-service (DoS) vector against affected servers.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63159

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2892a8e23d6811e28e010800273fe665.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/06

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind98, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind98-base, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind99, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind99-base, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5688