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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3096-1 (pdns-recursor - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

Florian Maury from ANSSI discovered a flaw in pdns-recursor, a recursive DNS server : a remote attacker controlling maliciously-constructed zones or a rogue server could affect the performance of pdns-recursor, thus leading to resource exhaustion and a potential denial-of-service.

Insight

Insight

PowerDNS is a versatile nameserver which supports a large number of different backends ranging from simple zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. PowerDNS tries to emphasize speed and security.

Affected Software

Affected Software

pdns-recursor on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3-3+deb7u1. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.6.2-1. We recommend that you upgrade your pdns-recursor packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)