FreeBSD : BIND -- Remote Denial of Service vulnerability (c8d902b1-8550-11e6-81e7-d050996490d0)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93781


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


ISC reports :

Testing by ISC has uncovered a critical error condition which can occur when a nameserver is constructing a response. A defect in the rendering of messages into packets can cause named to exit with an assertion failure in buffer.c while constructing a response to a query that meets certain criteria.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93781

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c8d902b1855011e681e7d050996490d0.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/09/28

Modified: 2017/01/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind9-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind910, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind911, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bind99, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

FreeBSD: SA-16:28.bind

IAVA: 2017-A-0004