|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2017-1056|
|Date Published:||6 Dec 2017|
|Last Updated:||6 Dec 2017|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?||PowerDNS Recursor from 4.0.0-4.0.6|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability exists in PowerDNS. The vulnerability is due to insufficient user input validation of a DNS query.A remote attacker can exploit this weakness to execute arbitrary code in the affected DNS server.|
This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: DNS Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: PowerDNS Recursor Improper Parameter Handling Remote Code Execution