An issue has been found in PowerDNS Authoritative Server versions up to and including 3.4.10, 4.0.1 allowing an authorized user to crash the server by inserting a specially crafted record in a zone under their control then sending a DNS query for that record. The issue is due to an integer overflow when checking if the content of the record matches the expected size, allowing an attacker to cause a read past the buffer boundary.
Published 2018-11-01 13:29:00
Updated 2019-10-09 23:17:35
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Overflow

Threat overview for CVE-2016-2120

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-2120
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 53
IPs affected by CVE-2016-2120 5,829
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-2120

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 25 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-2120

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
8.0
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2016-2120

  • The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This occurs when an integer value is incremented to a value that is too large to store in the associated representation. When this occurs, the value may become a very small or negative number.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2016-2120

Products affected by CVE-2016-2120

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