openSUSE 10 Security Update : pdns (pdns-2275)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27386


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Two security problems that have been found in PowerDNS are fixed by this update :

CVE-2006-4251: The PowerDNS Recursor can be made to crash by sending malformed questions to it over TCP potentially executing code.

CVE-2006-4252: Zero second CNAME TTLs can make PowerDNS exhaust allocated stack space, and crash.


Update the affected pdns package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27386

File Name: suse_pdns-2275.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pdns, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4251, CVE-2006-4252