PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability

2005-02-13T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200502-15
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2006-05-22T00:00:00

Description

Background

The PowerDNS Nameserver is an authoritative-only nameserver which uses a flexible backend architecture.

Description

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

Impact

An attacker 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.

Resolution

All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/pdns-2.9.17"