ISC BIND 9.x < 9.9.9-P2 / 9.10.x < 9.10.4-P2 / 9.11.0a3 < 9.11.0b2 lwres Query DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92493


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


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of ISC BIND running on the remote name server is 9.x prior to 9.9.9-P2, 9.10.x prior to 9.10.4-P2, or 9.11.0a3 prior to 9.11.0b2. It is, therefore, affected by an error in the lightweight resolver (lwres) protocol implementation when resolving a query name that, when combined with a search list entry, exceeds the maximum allowable length. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a segmentation fault, resulting in a denial of service condition. This issue occurs when lwresd or the the named 'lwres' option is enabled.


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

Note that BIND 9 version 9.9.9-S3 is available exclusively for eligible ISC Support customers.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92493

File Name: bind9_9104_p2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2016/07/21

Modified: 2018/02/20

Dependencies: 10028

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2775

OSVDB: 141681

IAVA: 2017-A-0004