openSUSE Security Update : pdns (openSUSE-2016-1004)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for pdns fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6172: malicious primary DNS servers can crash
secondaries through large transfers (boo#987872)

As mitigation, the xfr-max-received-mbytes config option was added,
defaulting to to 100 (MB).

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=987872

Solution :

Update the affected pdns packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93064 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6172

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