ISC BIND 9 Unspecified Packet Processing Remote DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5982
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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.

Versions of BIND 9.6 earlier than 9.6-ESV-R4-P3, 9.7 earlier than 9.7.3-P3, and 9.8 earlier than 9.8.0-P4 are potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability. If an attacker sends a specially crafted request to a BIND server it may cause the name server process to crash.


Upgrade to BIND 9.6-ESV-R4-P3, 9.7.3-P3, 9.8.0-P4, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5982

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 7/7/2011

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 1003

Nessus ID: 55534

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: 7/5/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/5/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2464

BID: 48566