PowerDNS Recursor 3.x < 3.1.7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87950
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Synopsis

The remote name server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the version of the PowerDNS Recursor listening on the remote host is version 3.x prior to 3.1.7.2. 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.
(CVE-2009-4009)

- 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.

Solution

Upgrade to PowerDNS Recursor 3.1.7.2 or later.

See Also

https://doc.powerdns.com/md/security/powerdns-advisory-2010-01/

https://doc.powerdns.com/md/security/powerdns-advisory-2010-02/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87950

File Name: powerdns_recursor_3_1_7_2.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/15/2016

Updated: 7/26/2018

Dependencies: pdns_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/6/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/6/2010

Reference Information

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

BID: 37650, 37653

CWE: 119