ISC BIND < 4.9.5 Multiple DNS Resolver Functions Remote Overflow (deprecated)

critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1008


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote BIND server, according to its version number, is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow within its resolver code. An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code by having the remote DNS server make a request and send back a malicious DNS response with an invalid length field.


Upgrade to BIND 4.9.5 or newer.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1008

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 8/18/2004

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 11510

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind:4

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0684

BID: 7228