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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3217

PowerDNS Recursor before 3.1.6 does not always use the strongest random number generator for source port selection, which makes it easier for remote attack vectors to conduct DNS cache poisoning. NOTE: this is related to incomplete integration of security improvements associated with addressing CVE-2008-1637.
Publish Date : 2008-07-18 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1544 pdns-recursor -- design flaw oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8177 unix
DSA-1544-1 pdns-recursor - cache poisoning vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20332 unix
DSA-1544-2 pdns-recursor - predictable randomness oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19578 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3217

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Powerdns Recursor 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Powerdns Recursor 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Powerdns Recursor 3.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Powerdns Recursor 3.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Powerdns Recursor 3.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Powerdns Recursor 3.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Powerdns Recursor 3.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Powerdns Recursor 7

- References For CVE-2008-3217
BID 30782 PowerDNS Source Port Randomization Remote Cache Poisoning Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-28
XF powerdns-recursor-rng-weak-security(43925)
MLIST [oss-security] 20080716 Re: CVE request: PowerDNS recursor source port randomization
MLIST [oss-security] 20080709 CVE request: PowerDNS recursor source port randomization
MLIST [oss-security] 20080710 Re: DNS vulnerability: other relevant software CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3217

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