ISC BIND < 8.4.7-P1 Outgoing Query Predictable DNS Query ID (deprecated)

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4195


The remote DNS server is vulnerable to a cache-poisoning attack.


The remote host is running a version of BIND DNS Server prior to 8.4.7-P1. This version of BIND is vulnerable to a flaw that would allow cache poisoning. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to manipulate the vulnerable DNS server into contacting a malicious DNS server. Successful exploitation would lead to a cache-poisoning attack.


BIND 8 is no longer supported by ISC. Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 4195

File Name: 4195.prm

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2007/08/27

Modified: 2016/05/13

Dependencies: 1000

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.2

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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


Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind:8

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2930

BID: 25459