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CVE-2017-15120

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Date: July 27, 2018

An issue has been found in the parsing of authoritative answers in PowerDNS Recursor before 4.0.8, leading to a NULL pointer dereference when parsing a specially crafted answer containing a CNAME of a different class than IN. An unauthenticated remote attacker could cause a denial of service.

Language: C++

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Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

NULL Pointer Dereference

CWE-476

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CVSS v3

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Attack Vector (AV): NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privilegs Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): PARTIAL
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