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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0858

Original release date: 03/09/2009
Last revised: 03/10/2009


The response_addname function in response.c in Daniel J. Bernstein djbdns 1.05 and earlier does not constrain offsets in the required manner, which allows remote attackers, with control over a third-party subdomain served by tinydns and axfrdns, to trigger DNS responses containing arbitrary records via crafted zone data for this subdomain.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: djbdns-response-packet-spoofing(49003)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [dns] 20090304 djbdns<=1.05 lets AXFRed subdomains overwrite domains
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090305 Re: djbdns misformats some long response packets; patch and example attack
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090226 djbdns misformats some long response packets; patch and example attack
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090228 Re: djbdns misformats some long response packets; patch and example attack
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1831
External Source: MISC
Name: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/05/2014249
External Source: MISC
Name: http://securityandthe.net/2009/03/05/security-issue-in-djbdns-confirmed/
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 33937
External Source: MLIST
Name: [dns] 20090225 djbdns misformats some long response packets; patch and example

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+ Configuration 1
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cpe:/a:d.j.bernstein:djbdns:1.05 and previous versions

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