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dimanche 9 septembre 2018

PowerDNS Authoritative Server up to 3.4.10/4.0.1 Web Server TCP Connection denial of service

A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in PowerDNS Authoritative Server up to 3.4.10/4.0.1. This issue affects an unknown function of the component Web Server. The manipulation as part of a TCP Connection leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was disclosed 09/10/2018 as bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-7072 since 08/23/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 96849 (Fedora 25 : pdns (2017-cbd5501d31)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 3.4.11 or 4.0.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Denial of service (CWE-404)
Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
Status: Official fix
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Upgrade: Authoritative Server 3.4.11/4.0.2


08/23/2016 CVE assigned
01/27/2017 Countermeasure disclosed
01/29/2017 Nessus plugin released
09/10/2018 Advisory disclosed
09/11/2018 VulDB entry created
09/11/2018 VulDB last update



CVE: CVE-2016-7072 (🔒)


Created: 09/11/2018
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