GLSA 200801-16 MaraDNS: CNAME Denial of Service
Posted on: 01/30/2008 12:15 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200801-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MaraDNS: CNAME Denial of Service
Date: January 29, 2008
Bugs: #204351
ID: 200801-16

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Synopsis
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MaraDNS is prone to a Denial of Service vulnerability impacting CNAME
resolution.

Background
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MaraDNS is a package that implements the Domain Name Service (DNS) with
resolver and caching ability.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dns/maradns lt; 1.2.12.08 gt;= 1.2.12.08

Description
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Michael Krieger reported that a specially crafted DNS could prevent an
authoritative canonical name (CNAME) record from being resolved because
of an "improper rotation of resource records".

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted DNS packets to a
vulnerable server, making it unable to resolve CNAME records.

Workaround
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Add "max_ar_chain = 2" to the "marac" configuration file.

Resolution
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All MaraDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dns/maradns-1.2.12.09"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0061
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0061

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-200801-16.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 2008 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/2.5



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