Cache poisoning in PowerDNS Recursor



Published: 2020-10-13
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-25829
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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PowerDNS Recursor
Server applications / DNS servers

Vendor PowerDNS.COM B.V.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU47532

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25829

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cache poisoning attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can cause the cached records for a given name to be updated to the ‘Bogus’ DNSSEC validation state, instead of their actual DNSSEC ‘Secure’ state, via a DNS ANY query. This results in a denial of service for installations that always validate (dnssec=validate) and for clients requesting validation when on-demand validation is enabled (dnssec=process).

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PowerDNS Recursor: 4.0.0 - 4.0.9, 4.1.0 - 4.1.17, 4.2.0 - 4.2.4, 4.3.0 - 4.3.4, 4.4.0 -


CPE2.3 External links

http://docs.powerdns.com/recursor/security-advisories/powerdns-advisory-2020-07.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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