Debian DSA-2728-1 : bind9 - denial of service

high Nessus Plugin ID 69094
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VPR Score: 6.1


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Maxim Shudrak and the HP Zero Day Initiative reported a denial of service vulnerability in BIND, a DNS server. A specially crafted query that includes malformed rdata can cause named daemon to terminate with an assertion failure while rejecting the malformed query.


Upgrade the bind9 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze11.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.8.4.dfsg.P1-6+nmu2+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69094

File Name: debian_DSA-2728.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/29/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.1

CVSS v2.0

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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/27/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4854

DSA: 2728