Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458122
CVE-2008-3337 pdns: not responding invalid queries my simplify spoofing attacks
Last modified: 2008-08-08 02:51:35 EDT
PowerDNS upstream released new pdns versions - 126.96.36.199 - fixing a security issue reported by Brian Dowling of Simplicity Communications and Florian Weimer of Debian Security Team:
PowerDNS does not respond to certain queries it considers malformed. This in itself is not a problem, and was even thought of as a security measure.
Brian and Florian have discovered that not answering a query for an invalid DNS record within a valid domain allows for a larger spoofing window of the valid domain. Because of the Kaminsky-discovery, this has become bad.
For a sophisticated attacker, this provides no benefit. However, such a long
window allows unsophisticated hackers to achieve better results.
Keeping this private for a little longer, until embargo date/time chosen by upstream, even though it's more or less blown up now.
I've just build the updates for FC-8, FC-9 and devel.
They've been requested in Bodhi to be pushed to stable.
pdns-188.8.131.52-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
pdns-184.108.40.206-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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