ISC BIND 9.9.7.x < 9.9.7rc2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 81490


The remote name server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND is potentially affected by multiple 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, can cause the service to issue unlimited queries, resulting in resource exhaustion. (CVE-2014-8500)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to an error relating to DNSSEC validation and the managed-keys feature. A remote attacker can trigger an incorrect trust-anchor management scenario in which no key is ready for use, resulting in an assertion failure and daemon crash. (CVE-2015-1349)

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


Upgrade to BIND version 9.9.7rc2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81490

File Name: bind9_997_rc2.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2/24/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, bind/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8500, CVE-2015-1349

BID: 71590, 72673