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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-15 ] PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability (GLSA 200502-15)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 13, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #80713
ID: 200502-15

Synopsis

A vulnerability in PowerDNS could lead to a temporary Denial of Service.

Background

The PowerDNS Nameserver is an authoritative-only nameserver which uses a flexible backend architecture.

Affected Packages

Package: net-dns/pdns
Vulnerable: < 2.9.17
Unaffected: >= 2.9.17
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A vulnerability has been reported in the DNSPacket::expand method of dnspacket.cc.

Impact

An attacker could cause a temporary Denial of Service by sending a random stream of bytes to the PowerDNS Daemon.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/pdns-2.9.17"


References

PowerDNS Release Notes
PowerDNS Ticket #21
CVE-2005-0428


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