Denial of service in PowerDNS Authoritative Server



Published: 2019-04-08
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-3871
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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PowerDNS
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Vendor PowerDNS.COM B.V.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU18151

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-3871

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input when processing DNS requests in RESTful mode in the HTTP Connector of the Remote backend. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted DNS request to the affected server and perform denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PowerDNS: 2.0 - 4.1.6


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-04/msg00022.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/03/18/4
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/107491
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2019-3871
http://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/security-advisories/powerdns-advisory-2019-03.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/03/msg00039.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/GWUHF6MRSQ3YO7UUISGLV7MXCAGBW2VD/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/ROFI6OTWF4GKONNSNEDUCW6LVSSEBZNF/
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Apr/8
http://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4424

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