Debian Security Advisory

DLA-492-1 pdns -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 May 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-7210.
More information:

It was discovered that the maintainer scripts of pdns-backend-mysql grant too wide database permissions for the pdns user. Other backends are not affected.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.1-4.1+deb7u1.

Note that if you're running the pdns server with the mysql backend these additional grants are not removed automatically since they might have been added on purpose. Check


on how to remove them.

We recommend that you upgrade your pdns packages.

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