GLSA 200804-22 PowerDNS Recursor: DNS Cache Poisoning
Posted on: 04/18/2008 03:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PowerDNS Recursor: DNS Cache Poisoning. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PowerDNS Recursor: DNS Cache Poisoning
Date: April 18, 2008
Bugs: #215567
ID: 200804-22

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Synopsis
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Use of insufficient randomness in PowerDNS Recursor might lead to DNS
cache poisoning.

Background
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The PowerDNS Recursor is an advanced recursing nameserver.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dns/pdns-recursor lt; 3.1.5 gt;= 3.1.5

Description
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Amit Klein of Trusteer reported that insufficient randomness is used to
calculate the TRXID values and the UDP source port numbers.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send malicious answers to insert arbitrary DNS
data into the cache. These attacks would in turn help an attacker to
perform man-in-the-middle and site impersonation attacks.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PowerDNS Recursor users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dns/pdns-recursor-3.1.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1637
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1637

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-200804-22.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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