ISC BIND 9.7.x < 9.9.7-P2 / 9.10.x < 9.10.2-P3 TKEY Query Handling Remote DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 85241
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The remote name server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of ISC BIND on the remote name server is potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to a REQUIRE assertion flaw that occurs while handling TKEY queries. A remote attacker can exploit this by using a specially crafted TKEY query to crash the daemon.

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 9.9.7-P2 / 9.10.2-P3 or later, or apply the patch referenced in the advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85241

File Name: bind9_9102_p3.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 8/5/2015

Updated: 6/27/2018

Dependencies: bind_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/28/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5477

EDB-ID: 37721