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

Synopsis

The remote name server is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

Description

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.
(CVE-2015-8704)

- 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.
(CVE-2015-8705)

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

Solution

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

See Also

https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01335

https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01336

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

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7

CVSS v2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8705

CVSS v3

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