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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PowerDNS Vendors:   powerdns.com
(Gentoo Issues Fix) PowerDNS Authoritative Server Packet Loop Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026733
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026733
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0206   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 23 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.0.1, except for 2.9.22.5 and 2.9.22.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PowerDNS Authoritative Server. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted UDP packets to cause the target server to enter a packet loop, disrupting network service.

The vulnerability resides in 'pdns/common_startup.cc'.

Ray Morris of BetterCGI.com reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can disrupt network service.
Solution:   Gentoo has issued a fix.

The Gentoo advisory is available at:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201202-04.xml

Vendor URL:  doc.powerdns.com/powerdns-advisory-2012-01.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Gentoo)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
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