CVE-2016-0747

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-01-26
CWE:
CWE-400
Bugzilla:
1302589: CVE-2016-0747 nginx: Insufficient limits of CNAME resolution in resolver
It was discovered that nginx did not limit recursion when resolving CNAME DNS records. An attacker able to manipulate DNS responses received by nginx could use this flaw to cause a worker process to use an excessive amount of resources if nginx enabled the resolver in its configuration.

Find out more about CVE-2016-0747 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-nginx18-nginx) RHSA-2016:1425 2016-07-14
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-nginx18-nginx) RHSA-2016:1425 2016-07-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux nginx16-nginx Will not fix

External References

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