FreeBSD : dns/bind9* -- Malicious Regex Can Cause Memory Exhaustion (7a282e49-95b6-11e2-8433-0800273fe665)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65844


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


ISC reports :

A critical defect in BIND 9 allows an attacker to cause excessive memory consumption in named or other programs linked to libdns.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65844

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7a282e4995b611e284330800273fe665.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/08

Modified: 2013/06/22

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: 2013/03/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2266