PowerDNS Recursor: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201412-33

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PowerDNS Recursor, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-dns/pdns-recursor on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.6.1-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.6.1-r1

Background

PowerDNS Recursor is a high-end, high-performance resolving name server

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PowerDNS Recursor. Please review the CVE identifiers and PowerDNS blog post referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to send specially crafted packets, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to spoof DNS data.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PowerDNS Recursor users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/pdns-recursor-3.6.1-r1"
 

References

Release Date
December 22, 2014

Latest Revision
December 22, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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