Debian DSA-3680-1 : bind9 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 93748


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two vulnerabilities were reported in BIND, a DNS server.

- CVE-2016-2775 The lwresd component in BIND (which is not enabled by default) could crash while processing an overlong request name. This could lead to a denial of service.

- CVE-2016-2776 A crafted query could crash the BIND name server daemon, leading to a denial of service. All server roles (authoritative, recursive and forwarding) in default configurations are affected.


Upgrade the bind9 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93748

File Name: debian_DSA-3680.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2775, CVE-2016-2776

DSA: 3680

IAVA: 2017-A-0004