Integer overflow in PowerDNS



Published: 2018-11-01 | Updated: 2020-07-28
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-2120
CWE-ID CWE-190
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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PowerDNS
Server applications / DNS servers

Vendor PowerDNS.COM B.V.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Integer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU32138

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2120

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

An issue has been found in PowerDNS Authoritative Server versions up to and including 3.4.10, 4.0.1 allowing an authorized user to crash the server by inserting a specially crafted record in a zone under their control then sending a DNS query for that record. The issue is due to an integer overflow when checking if the content of the record matches the expected size, allowing an attacker to cause a read past the buffer boundary.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PowerDNS: 3.4.0 - 3.4.10


CPE2.3 External links

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-2120
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3764

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