Bug 1627328 (CVE-2016-7072) - CVE-2016-7072 pdns: Denial of service via the web server
Summary: CVE-2016-7072 pdns: Denial of service via the web server
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2016-7072
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20161215,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-09-10 15:25 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-06-08 23:36 UTC (History)
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Description Andrej Nemec 2018-09-10 15:25:31 UTC
An issue has been found in PowerDNS Authoritative Server allowing a remote, unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service by opening a large number of TCP connections to the web server. If the web server runs out of file descriptors, it triggers an exception and terminates the whole PowerDNS process. While it's more complicated for an unauthorized attacker to make the web server run out of file descriptors since its connection will be closed just after being accepted, it might still be possible.

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