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<glsa id="200502-15">
<title>PowerDNS: Denial of Service vulnerability</title>
A vulnerability in PowerDNS could lead to a temporary Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">PowerDNS</product>
<announced>February 13, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="net-dns/pdns" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.9.17</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.9.17</vulnerable>
The PowerDNS Nameserver is an authoritative-only nameserver which uses
a flexible backend architecture.
A vulnerability has been reported in the DNSPacket::expand method of
<impact type="normal">
An attacker could cause a temporary Denial of Service by sending a
random stream of bytes to the PowerDNS Daemon.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PowerDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-dns/pdns-2.9.17&quot;</code>
<uri link="">PowerDNS Release Notes</uri>
<uri link="">PowerDNS Ticket #21</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-0428</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 13 Feb 2005 17:12:23 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 13 Feb 2005 17:14:58 +0000">