ISC BIND 9 Multiple DoS Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 79861
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The remote name server is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists within the Domain Name Service due to an error in the code used to follow delegations. A remote attacker, with a maliciously-constructed zone or query, could potentially cause the service to issue unlimited queries leading to resource exhaustion. (CVE-2014-8500)

- Multiple flaws exist with the GeoIP feature. These flaws could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. Note these issues only affect the 9.10.x branch. (CVE-2014-8680)

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 9.9.6-P1 / 9.10.1-P1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79861

File Name: bind9_9101_p1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 12/12/2014

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: 12/8/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500, CVE-2014-8680

BID: 71590, 73191