ISC BIND Unsupported Version Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 86072
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Synopsis

The remote host is running an unsupported version of ISC BIND.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the installation of ISC BIND running on the remote name server is 9.8.x or earlier. It is, therefore, no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.

Solution

Upgrade to a version of ISC BIND that is currently supported.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 86072

File Name: bind_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 9/22/2015

Updated: 2/16/2021

Dependencies: bind_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenable score for unsupported software.

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0541