PowerDNS Recursor 4.0.x < 4.0.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities

2018-01-19T00:00:00
ID POWERDNS_RECURSOR_4_0_7.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-01-02T00:00:00

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the version of the PowerDNS Recursor listening on the remote host is version 4.0.x prior to 4.0.7. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

  • Insufficient validation of DNSSEC signatures. (CVE-2017-15090)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in the web interface. (CVE-2017-15092)

  • Memory leak in DNSSEC parsing. (CVE-2017-15094)

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit these issues but has instead relied only on the application

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(106193);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/11/08");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-15090", "CVE-2017-15092", "CVE-2017-15094");
  script_bugtraq_id(101982);

  script_name(english:"PowerDNS Recursor 4.0.x < 4.0.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the PowerDNS Recursor version.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote name server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"According to its self-reported version number, the version of the
PowerDNS Recursor listening on the remote host is version 4.0.x prior
to 4.0.7. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

  - Insufficient validation of DNSSEC signatures.
    (CVE-2017-15090)

  - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in the web interface.
    (CVE-2017-15092)

  - Memory leak in DNSSEC parsing. (CVE-2017-15094)

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit these issues but has
instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
Also, Nessus has not checked for the presence of the patch.");
  # https://doc.powerdns.com/recursor/security-advisories/powerdns-advisory-2017-03.html
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?4a9029f1");
  # https://doc.powerdns.com/recursor/security-advisories/powerdns-advisory-2017-05.html
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?bcb281e7");
  # https://doc.powerdns.com/recursor/security-advisories/powerdns-advisory-2017-07.html
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?119aa506");
  # https://blog.powerdns.com/2017/11/27/powerdns-authoritative-server-4-0-5-and-recursor-4-0-7-released/
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?9ad28007");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q4/329");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade to PowerDNS Recursor 4.0.7 or later. Alternatively, apply the
patches referenced in the vendor advisories.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2017-15092");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2017/11/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/11/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/01/19");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"potential_vulnerability", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:powerdns:powerdns");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:powerdns:recursor");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"DNS");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("pdns_version.nasl");
  script_require_keys("pdns/version_full", "pdns/version_source", "pdns/type", "Settings/ParanoidReport");

  exit(0);
}

include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

app_name = "PowerDNS Recursor";
version_source = get_kb_item_or_exit("pdns/version_source");
version = get_kb_item_or_exit("pdns/version_full");

port = 53;

# Only the Recursor is affected
type = get_kb_item_or_exit("pdns/type");
if (type != 'recursor') audit(AUDIT_NOT_LISTEN, app_name, port, "UDP");

if (version == "unknown") audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, app_name);
if (report_paranoia < 2) audit(AUDIT_PARANOID);

if (version =~ "^4\.0\.[0-6]([^0-9]|$)")
{
  report =
    '\n  Version source    : ' + version_source +
    '\n  Installed version : ' + version +
    '\n  Fixed version     : 4.0.7' +
    '\n';
  security_report_v4(severity:SECURITY_WARNING, port:port, proto:"udp", extra:report, xss:TRUE);
}
else
  audit(AUDIT_LISTEN_NOT_VULN, app_name, port, version, "UDP");