Fedora 27 : knot-resolver (2018-fe5a6ed3b7)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107041


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Knot Resolver 2.1.0 (2018-02-16) ================================

Incompatible changes


- stats: remove tracking of expiring records (predict uses another way)

- systemd: re-use a single kresd.socket and kresd-tls.socket

- ta_sentinel: implement protocol draft-ietf-dnsop-kskroll-sentinel-01 (our draft-ietf-dnsop-kskroll-sentinel-00 implementation had inverted logic)

- libknot: require version 2.6.4 or newer to get bugfixes for DNS-over-TLS



- detect_time_jump module: don't clear cache on suspend-resume (#284)

- stats module: fix stats.list() returning nothing, regressed in 2.0.0

- policy.TLS_FORWARD: refusal when configuring with multiple IPs (#306)

- cache: fix broken refresh of insecure records that were about to expire

- fix the hints module on some systems, e.g. Fedora (came back on 2.0.0)

- build with older gnutls (conditionally disable features)

- fix the predict module to work with insecure records & cleanup code

Knot Resolver 2.0.0 (2018-01-31) ================================

Incompatible changes


- systemd: change unit files to allow running multiple instances, deployments with single instance now must use `[email protected]` instead of `kresd.service`; see kresd.systemd(7) for details

- systemd: the directory for cache is now /var/cache/knot-resolver

- unify default directory and user to `knot-resolver`

- directory with trust anchor file specified by -k option must be writeable

- policy module is now loaded by default to enforce RFC 6761; see documentation for policy.PASS if you use locally-served DNS zones

- drop support for alternative cache backends memcached, redis, and for Lua bindings for some specific cache operations

- REORDER_RR option is not implemented (temporarily)

New features


- aggressive caching of validated records (RFC 8198) for NSEC zones; thanks to ICANN for sponsoring this work.

- forwarding over TLS, authenticated by SPKI pin or certificate. policy.TLS_FORWARD pipelines queries out-of-order over shared TLS connection Beware: Some resolvers do not support out-of-order query processing.
TLS forwarding to such resolvers will lead to slower resolution or failures.

- trust anchors: you may specify a read-only file via -K or --keyfile-ro

- trust anchors: at build-time you may set KEYFILE_DEFAULT (read-only)

- ta_sentinel module implements draft ietf-dnsop-kskroll-sentinel-00, enabled by default

- serve_stale module is prototype, subject to change

- extended API for Lua modules



- fix build on osx - regressed in 1.5.3 (different linker option name)


Knot Resolver 1.5.3 (2018-01-23) ================================



- fix the hints module on some systems, e.g. Fedora.
Symptom: `undefined symbol: engine_hint_root_file`

Knot Resolver 1.5.2 (2018-01-22) ================================



- fix CVE-2018-1000002: insufficient DNSSEC validation, allowing attackers to deny existence of some data by forging packets. Some combinations pointed out in RFC 6840 sections 4.1 and 4.3 were not taken into account.



- memcached: fix fallout from module rename in 1.5.1

Knot Resolver 1.5.1 (2017-12-12) ================================

Incompatible changes


- script supervisor.py was removed, please migrate to a real process manager

- module ketcd was renamed to etcd for consistency

- module kmemcached was renamed to memcached for consistency



- fix SIGPIPE crashes (#271)

- tests: work around out-of-space for platforms with larger memory pages

- lua: fix mistakes in bindings affecting 1.4.0 and 1.5.0 (and 1.99.1-alpha), potentially causing problems in dns64 and workarounds modules

- predict module: various fixes (!399)



- add priming module to implement RFC 8109, enabled by default (#220)

- add modules helping with system time problems, enabled by default; for details see documentation of detect_time_skew and detect_time_jump

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107041

File Name: fedora_2018-fe5a6ed3b7.nasl

Version: Revision: 3.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/28

Updated: 2018/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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:fedoraproject:fedora:knot-resolver, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000002