Denial of service in PowerDNS Authoritative



Published: 2021-07-26
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-36754
CWE-ID CWE-125
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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PowerDNS Authoritative
Server applications / DNS servers

Vendor PowerDNS.COM B.V.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU55314

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-2021-36754

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition when processing DNS queries. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted query with QTYPE 65535, trigger an out-of-bounds read error and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PowerDNS Authoritative: 4.5.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://docs.powerdns.com/authoritative/security-advisories/powerdns-advisory-2021-01.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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