MaraDNS / 1.3.05 Wildcard Resource Record Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The DNS server running on the remote host is affected by a denial of
service vulnerability.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the MaraDNS server
running on the remote host is affected by a memory leak issue when
handling wildcard records. This issue could allow a remote attacker to
cause a remote denial of service by querying for wildcard records.

Note that issue only affects hosts with 'bind_star_handling' set to
'2' in the configuration file.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to MaraDNS version / 1.3.06 or later, apply the
relevant patch, or refer to the vendor for a workaround.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: DNS

Nessus Plugin ID: 73477 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24337

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3116

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