ISC BIND Unsupported Version Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 86072


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


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.


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

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenable score for unsupported software.


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


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