ISC BIND 9.x < 9.9.9-P3 / 9.9.9-S5 / 9.10.4-P3 / 9.11.0-P1 DoS

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9875


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-P3, 9.9.9-S5, 9.10.4-P3 and 9.11.0-P1 are unpatched for a flaw in 'buffer.c' that is triggered when building responses to specially crafted requests. This may allow a remote attacker to trigger an assertion failure and cause a crash.


Upgrade ISC BIND to version 9.11.0-P1 or later. If version 9.11.x cannot be obtained, versions 9.10.4-P3, 9.9.9-S5 and 9.9.9-P3 are also patched for these issues.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9875

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2017/01/20

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1003

Nessus ID: 93865

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/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: 2016/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2776

BID: 93188