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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 15:47:35 +0100
From: Pieter Lexis <pieter.lexis@...erdns.com>
To: pdns-users@...lman.powerdns.com, pdns-dev@...lman.powerdns.com,
 pdns-announce@...lman.powerdns.com, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: PowerDNS Security Announcement 2015-03

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Hello everyboby,

We'd like to make you aware of PowerDNS Security Advisory 2015-3[1].

* CVE: CVE-2015-5311
* Date: November 9th 2015
* Credit: Christian Hofstaedtler
* Affects: PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.4.4 through 3.4.6
* Not affected: PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.3.x and 3.4.7 and up
* Severity: High
* Impact: Degraded service or Denial of service
* Exploit: This problem can be triggered by sending specially crafted
  query packets
* Risk of system compromise: No
* Solution: Upgrade to a non-affected version
* Workaround: run the process inside the guardian or inside a supervisor

A bug was found using `afl-fuzz` in our packet parsing code. This bug,
when exploited, causes an assertion error and consequent termination
of the the `pdns_server` process, causing a Denial of Service.

When the PowerDNS Authoritative Server is run inside the guardian
(`--guardian`), or inside a supervisor like supervisord or systemd, it
will be automatically restarted, limiting the impact to a somewhat
degraded service.

PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.4.4 - 3.4.6 are affected. No other
versions are affected. The PowerDNS Recursor is not affected.

PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.4.7 contains a fix to this issue. A
minimal patch is available [2].

This issue is unrelated to the issues in our previous two Security
Announcements 2015-01 and 2015-02.

We'd like to thank Christian Hofstaedtler of Deduktiva GmbH for
finding and reporting this issue.

1 - https://doc.powerdns.com/md/security/powerdns-advisory-2015-03/
2 - https://downloads.powerdns.com/patches/2015-03/
- -- 
Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com
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