MaraDNS is prone to a Denial of Service vulnerability impacting CNAME resolution.
|Package||net-dns/maradns on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.2.12.08|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.2.12.08|
MaraDNS is a package that implements the Domain Name Service (DNS) with resolver and caching ability.
Michael Krieger reported that a specially crafted DNS could prevent an authoritative canonical name (CNAME) record from being resolved because of an "improper rotation of resource records".
A remote attacker could send specially crafted DNS packets to a vulnerable server, making it unable to resolve CNAME records.
Add "max_ar_chain = 2" to the "marac" configuration file.
All MaraDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/maradns-1.2.12.09"
January 29, 2008
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