ISC BIND 9 Recursive Response DNAME Record Handling DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 94577
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Synopsis

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

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of ISC BIND 9 running on the remote name server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to improper handling of a recursive response containing a DNAME record in the answer section. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause an 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.

Solution

Upgrade to ISC BIND version 9.9.9-P4 / 9.9.9-S6 / 9.10.4-P4 / 9.11.0-P1 or later.

See Also

https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01434/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94577

File Name: bind9_CVE-2016-8864.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 11/4/2016

Updated: 12/7/2018

Dependencies: bind_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-8864

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: bind/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/1/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/1/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8864

BID: 94067