This document is about PowerDNS 4.0. For other versions, please see the documentation index.

PowerDNS Security Advisory 2010-01: PowerDNS Recursor up to and including can be brought down and probably exploited

Using specially crafted packets, it is possible to force a buffer overflow in the PowerDNS Recursor, leading to a crash.

This vulnerability was discovered by a third party that (for now) prefers not to be named. PowerDNS is very grateful however for their help in improving PowerDNS security.