GLSA-201202-04 : PowerDNS: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58100


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201202-04 (PowerDNS: Denial of Service)

A vulnerability has been found in PowerDNS which could cause a packet loop of DNS responses.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted DNS response packets, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

PowerDNS users can set 'cache-ttl=0' in /etc/powerdns/pdns.conf and then restart the PowerDNS daemon:
# /etc/init.d/pdns restart Please review the PowerDNS Security Advisory below for more workaround details.


All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/pdns-3.0.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58100

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201202-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/02/23

Modified: 2017/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0206

BID: 51355

OSVDB: 78251

GLSA: 201202-04