ISC BIND 9 Recursive Resolver Malformed Zone DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 66838
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The remote name server is prone to a denial of service attack.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND can be forced to crash via a 'RUNTIME_CHECK' error in 'resolver.c' caused by specially crafted queries for a record in a malformed zone to a recursive resolver.

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 version 9.9.3-P1 / 9.8.5-P1 / 9.6-ESV-R9-P1 or later, or apply the vendor-supplied patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66838

File Name: bind9_993_p1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 6/7/2013

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: bind_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/4/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3919

BID: 60338