ISC BIND 9 Zero-Length RDATA Section Denial of Service / Information Disclosure

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6806


The remote DNS server may be affected by a denial of service / information disclosure vulnerability


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

Versions of BIND 9.6-ESV earlier than 9.6-ESV-R7-P1, 9.7.x earlier than 9.7.6-P1, 9.8.x earlier than 9.8.3-P1, and than 9.9.1-P1 are potentially affected by the following vulnerability. The remote installation of BIND does not properly handle resource records with a zero-length RDATA section, which may lead to unexpected outcomes, such as crashes of the affected server, disclosure of portions of memory, corrupted zone data, or other problems


Upgrade to BIND 9.6-ESV-R7-P1 / 9.7.6-P1 / 9.8.3-P1 / 9.9.1-P1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6806

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2013/05/10

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1003

Nessus ID: 59446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1667

BID: 53772

IAVA: 2012-A-0189