ISC BIND 9 Multiple DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 89999

Synopsis

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

Description

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

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in files resolver.c and db.c when handling DNAME resource signatures. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted query that generates a response containing a signature record, to cause an assertion failure and daemon exit. (CVE-2016-1286)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in resolver.c when DNS cookies are enabled. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malformed cookie with more than one cookie option, to cause an INSIST assertion failure and daemon exit. (CVE-2016-2088)

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 ISC BIND version 9.9.8-P4 / 9.9.8-S6 / 9.10.3-P4 or later.
Note that version 9.9.8-S6 is a preview version of BIND provided exclusively to ISC Support customers. Additionally, the fix for CVE-2016-2088 is only available in version 9.10.3-P4.

See Also

https://kb.isc.org/docs/aa-01353

https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01362/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89999

File Name: bind9_CVE-2016-1286.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 3/17/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1286

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

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 v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/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: 3/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1286, CVE-2016-2088