ISC BIND 9 resolver.c Multiple DNS Cookie Packet Handling DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 90000


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


According to its self-reported version number, ISC BIND installed on the remote name server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in file resolver.c when DNS cookies are enabled. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit his, via a malformed packet with more than one cookie option, to cause an INSIST assertion failure and daemon exit.

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


Upgrade to ISC BIND version 9.10.3-P4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90000

File Name: bind9_CVE-2016-2088.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2016/03/17

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10028

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2088