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CVE-2016-2120 Detail

Current Description

An issue has been found in PowerDNS Authoritative Server versions up to and including 3.4.10, 4.0.1 allowing an authorized user to crash the server by inserting a specially crafted record in a zone under their control then sending a DNS query for that record. The issue is due to an integer overflow when checking if the content of the record matches the expected size, allowing an attacker to cause a read past the buffer boundary.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-2120 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3764 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound NIST   Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:powerdns:authoritative:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
3.4.10
 cpe:2.3:a:powerdns:authoritative:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
4.0.0
Up to (including)
4.0.1

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-2120
NVD Published Date:
11/01/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019