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<title>PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability in PowerDNS could lead to a temporary Denial of Service.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">PowerDNS</product>
<announced>February 13, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>80713</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-dns/pdns" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.9.17</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.9.17</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
The PowerDNS Nameserver is an authoritative-only nameserver which uses
a flexible backend architecture.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A vulnerability has been reported in the DNSPacket::expand method of
dnspacket.cc.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
An attacker could cause a temporary Denial of Service by sending a
random stream of bytes to the PowerDNS Daemon.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-dns/pdns-2.9.17&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://doc.powerdns.com/changelog.html#CHANGELOG-2-9-17">PowerDNS Release Notes</uri>
<uri link="http://ds9a.nl/cgi-bin/cvstrac/pdns/tktview?tn=21">PowerDNS Ticket #21</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0428">CVE-2005-0428</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 13 Feb 2005 17:12:23 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 13 Feb 2005 17:14:58 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
</glsa>