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

PowerDNS Security Advisory 2010-02: PowerDNS Recursor up to and including can be spoofed into accepting bogus data

Using specially crafted zones, it is possible to fool the PowerDNS Recursor into accepting bogus data. This data might be harmful to your users. An attacker would be able to divert data from, say, to an IP address of his choosing.

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.