PowerDNS Recursor 3.x < Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87950


The remote name server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the version of the PowerDNS Recursor listening on the remote host is version 3.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A buffer overflow condition exists that allows a remote attacker, via crafted packets, to cause a daemon crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

- An unspecified flaw exists that allows a remote attacker to spoof DNS data via crafted zones. (CVE-2009-4010)

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87950

File Name: powerdns_recursor_3_1_7_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2016/01/15

Modified: 2016/01/18

Dependencies: 34043

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:powerdns:powerdns, cpe:/a:powerdns:recursor

Required KB Items: pdns/version, pdns/version_full, pdns/version_source, pdns/type, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4009, CVE-2009-4010

BID: 37650, 37653

OSVDB: 61602, 61603

CWE: 119