ISC BIND 9.x < 9.9.9-P1 / 9.9.9-S3 / 9.10.4-P1 / 9.11.0b1 DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9874


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


Versions of ISC BIND 9.x prior to 9.9.9-P1, 9.9.9-S3, 9.10.4-P1 and 9.11.0b1 are unpatched for a flaw in 'lwresd' that is triggered during the handling of 'getrrsetbyname()' with a non-absolute name, which can cause an infinite recursion. This may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.


Upgrade ISC BIND to version 9.11.0b1 or later. If version 9.11.x cannot be obtained, versions 9.10.4-P1, 9.9.9-S3 and 9.9.9-P1 are also patched for these issues.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9874

File Name: 9874.prm

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2017/01/20

Modified: 2017/01/20

Dependencies: 1003

Nessus ID: 92493

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2775

BID: 92037

OSVDB: 141681