GLSA 200601-16 MyDNS: Denial of Service
Posted on: 01/31/2006 12:12 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MyDNS: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200601-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MyDNS: Denial of Service
Date: January 30, 2006
Bugs: #119548
ID: 200601-16

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Synopsis
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MyDNS contains a vulnerability that may lead to a Denial of Service
attack.

Background
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MyDNS is a DNS server using a MySQL database as a backend. It is
designed to allow for fast updates and small resource usage.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dns/mydns lt; 1.1.0 gt;= 1.1.0

Description
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MyDNS contains an unspecified flaw that may allow a remote Denial of
Service.

Impact
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An attacker could cause a Denial of Service by sending malformed DNS
queries to the MyDNS server.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All MyDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dns/mydns-1.1.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0351
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0351

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200601-16.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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