FreeBSD : powerdns -- denial of service (55c43f5b-5190-11e5-9ad8-14dae9d210b8)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

PowerDNS reports :

A bug was found in our DNS packet parsing/generation code, which, when
exploited, can cause individual threads (disabling service) or whole
processes (allowing a supervisor to restart them) to crash with just
one or a few query packets.

See also :

https://doc.powerdns.com/md/security/powerdns-advisory-2015-02/
http://www.nessus.org/u?956d822e

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85757 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5230

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