PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability — GLSA 200502-15

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

Affected Packages

net-dns/pdns on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.9.17
Unaffected versions >= 2.9.17

Background

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

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:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/pdns-2.9.17"

References

Release Date
February 13, 2005

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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