ISC BIND 9.9.x < 9.9.9-P3 / 9.10.x < 9.10.4-P3 / 9.11.x < 9.11.0rc3 buffer.c Query Response DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 93865


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


According to its self-reported version number, the version of ISC BIND running on the remote name server is 9.9.x prior to 9.9.9-P3, 9.10.x prior to 9.10.4-P3, or 9.11.x prior to 9.11.0rc3. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability within file buffer.c due to improper construction of responses to crafted requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted query, to cause an assertion failure, resulting in a daemon exit.


Upgrade to ISC BIND version 9.9.9-P3 / 9.9.9-S5 / 9.10.4-P3 / 9.11.0rc3 or later. Note that BIND 9 version 9.9.9-S5 is available exclusively for eligible ISC Support customers.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93865

File Name: bind9_9104_p3.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 10/5/2016

Updated: 6/29/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A: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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, bind/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

BID: 93188

IAVA: 2017-A-0004