FreeBSD : powerdns -- Label decompression bug can cause crashes or CPU spikes (64e6006e-f009-11e4-98c6-000c292ee6b8)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The PowerDNS project reports :

A bug was discovered in our label decompression code, making it
possible for names to refer to themselves, thus causing a loop during
decompression. On some platforms, this bug can be abused to cause
crashes. On all platforms, this bug can be abused to cause
service-affecting CPU spikes.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83229 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1868

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