FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities with named(8) (4b79538b-a450-11e2-9898-001060e06fd4)

high Nessus Plugin ID 65967


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


Problem description :

The BIND daemon would crash when a query is made on a resource record with RDATA that exceeds 65535 bytes.

The BIND daemon would lock up when a query is made on specific combinations of RDATA.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65967

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4b79538ba45011e29898001060e06fd4.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 4/14/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/22/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4244, CVE-2012-5166

BID: 55522, 55852

FreeBSD: SA-12:06.bind