GLSA-200502-15 : PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16452


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-15 (PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability)

A vulnerability has been reported in the DNSPacket::expand method of
Impact :

An attacker could cause a temporary Denial of Service by sending a random stream of bytes to the PowerDNS Daemon.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/pdns-2.9.17'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16452

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pdns, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0428

OSVDB: 13466

GLSA: 200502-15