Debian Security Advisory DSA 4063-1 (pdns-recursor - security update)

Published: 2017-12-10 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
pdns-recursor on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.4-1+deb9u3. We recommend that you upgrade your pdns-recursor Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of pdns-recursor please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Summary:
Toshifumi Sakaguchi discovered that PowerDNS Recursor, a high-performance resolving name server was susceptible to denial of service via a crafted CNAME answer. The oldstable distribution (jessie) is not affected.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15120

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2017-15120

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4063.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/pdns-recursor

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2017-12-10
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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