ISC BIND 9.x < 9.9.8-P2 / 9.10.x < 9.10.3-P2 Response Parsing Class Attribute Handling DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 87502


The remote name server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote installation of BIND is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to improper parsing of incorrect class attributes in db.c. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malformed class attribute, to trigger a REQUIRE assertion failure, resulting in a denial of service condition.

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 9.9.8-P2 / 9.9.8-S3 / 9.10.3-P2 or later.
Note that 9.9.8-S3 is a preview version of BIND provided exclusively to ISC Support customers.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87502

File Name: bind9_998_p2_2015_8000.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 12/18/2015

Updated: 4/27/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8000


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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: 12/15/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8000

BID: 79349