ISC BIND 9 EDNS Processing DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74495


The remote name server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. The issue exists due to an error in 'libdns' that fails to properly handle Extension Mechanisms for DNS (EDNS) options.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to BIND version 9.10.0-P2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74495

File Name: bind9_9100_p2.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2014/06/12

Updated: 2019/11/26

Dependencies: 10028

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3859

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3859

BID: 68038