ISC BIND 9.x < 9.9.9-P3 Options Sections DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 94611


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


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of ISC BIND running on the remote name server is 9.x prior to 9.9.9-P3. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability when handling malformed options sections. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted OPT resource record, to cause an assertion failure, resulting in a daemon exit.


Upgrade to ISC BIND version 9.9.9-P3 / 9.10.4-P3 / 9.11.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94611

File Name: bind9_CVE-2016-2848.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2016/11/08

Modified: 2017/07/31

Dependencies: 10028

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: 2013/05/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2848

BID: 93814

OSVDB: 146115