ISC BIND 9 'query.c' Function Unspecified Recursive Query DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3978


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


The remote BIND DNS server is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it handles malformed recursive query requests. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to have the ability to send malformed requests to the vulnerable DNS Server. Further, the remote server must be configured to handle recursive queries from the attacker. Successful exploitation would lead to the BIND server crashing.


Either disable recursion or upgrade to version 9.4.1, 9.5.0a4 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3978

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 5/1/2007

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 25121

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2241

BID: 23738