PowerDNS: Denial of Service — GLSA 201202-04

A vulnerability in PowerDNS could allow a remote attacker to create a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

net-dns/pdns on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.0.1
Unaffected versions >= 3.0.1

Background

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

Description

A vulnerability has been found in PowerDNS which could cause a packet loop of DNS responses.

Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted DNS response packets, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

PowerDNS users can set "cache-ttl=0" in /etc/powerdns/pdns.conf and then restart the PowerDNS daemon:

# /etc/init.d/pdns restart

Please review the PowerDNS Security Advisory below for more workaround details.

Resolution

All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/pdns-3.0.1"
 

References

Release Date
February 22, 2012

Latest Revision
February 22, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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