ISC BIND 9.3.0 < 9.9.8-P3 / 9.9.x-Sx < 9.9.8-S4 / 9.10.x < 9.10.3-P3 Multiple DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 88385
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The remote name server is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of ISC BIND running on the remote name server is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of certain string formatting options. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malformed Address Prefix List (APL) record, to cause an INSIST assertion failure and daemon exit.

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to a failure to properly convert OPT records and ECS options to formatted text. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a REQUIRE assertion failure and daemon exit.
Note that this issue only affects BIND 9.10.x.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to BIND version 9.9.8-P3 / 9.9.8-S4 / 9.10.3-P3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88385

File Name: bind9_9103_p3.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/26/2016

Updated: 11/19/2019

Dependencies: bind_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8705


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/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: 1/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/31/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8704, CVE-2015-8705