FreeBSD : powerdns-recursor -- insufficient validation of DNSSEC signatures (24a82876-002e-11e8-9a95-0cc47a02c232)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106287

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VPR Score: 1.4


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


PowerDNS Security Advisory reports :

An issue has been found in the DNSSEC validation component of PowerDNS Recursor, allowing an ancestor delegation NSEC or NSEC3 record to be used to wrongfully prove the non-existence of a RR below the owner name of that record. This would allow an attacker in position of man-in-the-middle to send a NXDOMAIN answer for a name that does exist.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106287

File Name: freebsd_pkg_24a82876002e11e89a950cc47a02c232.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/24

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:powerdns-recursor, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000003