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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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

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.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16452 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0428