GLSA-201412-33 : PowerDNS Recursor: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 80210


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-33 (PowerDNS Recursor: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PowerDNS Recursor.
Please review the CVE identifiers and PowerDNS blog post referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to send specially crafted packets, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to spoof DNS data.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PowerDNS Recursor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/pdns-recursor-3.6.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 80210

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-33.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 12/23/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4009, CVE-2009-4010, CVE-2012-1193, CVE-2014-8601

BID: 37650, 37653, 59348, 71545

CWE: 119

GLSA: 201412-33