F5 Networks BIG-IP : BIND denial-of-service attack (SOL14201)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78143


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


A vulnerability exists in the BIND DNS server process that may allow a remote attacker to initiate a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against the DNS service.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL14201.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78143

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL14201.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 10/10/2014

Updated: 3/10/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2012

Reference Information

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

BID: 55522, 55852