Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : bind9 vulnerabilities (USN-3259-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99435


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that the resolver in Bind made incorrect assumptions about ordering when processing responses containing a CNAME or DNAME.
An attacker could use this cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-3137)

Oleg Gorokhov discovered that in some situations, Bind did not properly handle DNS64 queries. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-3136)

Mike Lalumiere discovered that in some situations, Bind did not properly handle invalid operations requested via its control channel.
An attacker with access to the control channel could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-3138).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected bind9 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99435

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3259-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/18

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bind9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3136, CVE-2017-3137, CVE-2017-3138

OSVDB: 155529, 155530, 155531

USN: 3259-1