MyDNS query denial of service

mydns-query-dos (24228) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

MyDNS is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malformed DNS query to cause the server to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of MyDNS (1.1.0 or later), available from the MyDNS Web site. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-963-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-01-16 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Don Moore MyDNS prior to 1.1.0
  • Gentoo Linux

Reported:

Jan 19, 2006

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