MaraDNS < / 1.4.x < 1.4.06 / 2.0.x < 2.0.02 compress_add_dlabel_points Function Buffer Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 73481


The DNS server running on the remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the MaraDNS server running on the remote host is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow due to improperly sanitizing user-supplied input submitted to the compress_add_dlabel_points' function in the 'Compress.c' source file.
This issue could allow a remote attacker to crash the DNS server, resulting in a denial of service or possibly code execution.


Upgrade to MaraDNS version / 1.4.06 / 2.0.02 or later or apply the relevant patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73481

File Name: maradns_2_0_02.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 4/11/2014

Updated: 7/14/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:maradns:maradns

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, maradns/version, maradns/num_ver

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/23/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0520

BID: 45966