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

File Name: 9870.prm

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2017/01/20

Modified: 2017/01/20

Dependencies: 1003

Nessus ID: 88385

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.7


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8705

BID: 81314

OSVDB: 133381