ISC BIND 9.9.8 < 9.9.8-P2 / 9.10.3 < 9.10.3-P2 Socket Error Handling DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 87503


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 a race condition that occurs when handling socket errors. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to trigger an INSIST 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: 87503

File Name: bind9_998_p2_2015_8461.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 12/18/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 12/15/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8461

BID: 79347