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: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 11/8/2016

Updated: 12/7/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2848


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, bind/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/28/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2848

BID: 93814