PowerDNS Recursor < 4.0.7 API Configuration Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2017-15093)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106194
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Synopsis

The remote name server is affected by a configuration injection vulnerability.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the version of the PowerDNS Recursor listening on the remote host is prior to to 4.0.7.
It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability where a remote authenticated user can injection additional configuration directives via the API.

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
Also, Nessus has not checked for the presence of the patch.

Solution

Upgrade to PowerDNS Recursor 4.0.7 or later. Alternatively, apply the patches referenced in the vendor advisories.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d99c3923

http://www.nessus.org/u?9ad28007

https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q4/329

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106194

File Name: powerdns_recursor_4_0_7_2017-06.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/19/2018

Updated: 11/8/2019

Dependencies: pdns_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-15093

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:powerdns:powerdns, cpe:/a:powerdns:recursor

Required KB Items: pdns/version_full, pdns/version_source, pdns/type, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/27/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/27/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15093

BID: 101982