This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read
Exploit availability: NoDescription
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.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
PowerDNS Authoritative: 4.5.0
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.