ISC BIND < 8.4.6 q_usedns Array Remote Overflow DoS (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2556


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The remote BIND DNS server is, according to its version number, vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow in the 'q_usedns' buffer. An attacker may be able to launch a denial of service attack against the remote BIND Server.


Upgrade to Bind 8.4.6 or higher or the newest version of BIND 9.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2556

File Name: 2556.prm

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2005/01/26

Modified: 2016/05/13

Dependencies: 1000

Nessus ID: 16260

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind:8.4

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0033

BID: 12364

OSVDB: 13176