Bind9 9.8.0 RRSIG Query Type Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5909
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The remote DNS server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


The remote host is running Bind, a popular name server.

Bind9 9.8.0 is potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability. This issue only affects BIND users who use the RPZ feature configured for RRset replacement. When RPZ is being used, a query of type RRSIG for a name configured for RRset replacement will trigger an assertion failure and cause the name server process to exit.


Upgrade to BIND 9.8.0-P1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5909

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 5/9/2011

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 53842

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:isc:bind:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 5/5/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/5/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1907

BID: 47734