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[GLSA-200502-15] PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-15
(PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability)


A vulnerability has been reported in the DNSPacket::expand method
of dnspacket.cc.

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://doc.powerdns.com/changelog.html#CHANGELOG-2-9-17
http://ds9a.nl/cgi-bin/cvstrac/pdns/tktview?tn=21


Solution:
All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/pdns-2.9.17"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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