Debian DSA-3795-1 : bind9 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97399
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that a maliciously crafted query can cause ISC's BIND DNS server (named) to crash if both Response Policy Zones (RPZ) and DNS64 (a bridge between IPv4 and IPv6 networks) are enabled. It is uncommon for both of these options to be used in combination, so very few systems will be affected by this problem in practice.

This update also corrects an additional regression caused by the fix for CVE-2016-8864, which was applied in a previous security update.


Upgrade the bind9 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97399

File Name: debian_DSA-3795.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/27/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3135

DSA: 3795