A vulnerability in PowerDNS could allow a remote attacker to create a Denial of Service condition.
|Package||net-dns/pdns on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.0.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.0.1|
The PowerDNS nameserver is an authoritative-only nameserver which uses a flexible backend architecture.
A vulnerability has been found in PowerDNS which could cause a packet loop of DNS responses.
A remote attacker could send specially crafted DNS response packets, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
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.
All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/pdns-3.0.1"
February 22, 2012
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