ISC BIND 9.10.x < 9.10.3-P3 DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9870


The remote DNS server may be affected by a Denial of Service (DoS) attack vector.


Versions of ISC BIND 9.10.x prior to 9.10.3-P3 are unpatched for a flaw in 'lib/dns/message.c' that is triggered when converting OPT pseudo-RR data or ECS options to text. This may allow a remote attacker to crash the named service.


Upgrade ISC BIND to version 9.10.3-P3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9870

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 1/20/2017

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 88385

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Patch Publication Date: 1/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/31/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8705

BID: 81314