[Pdns-users] not able to build on RHEL 3

Bas bas at web4friends.com
Wed Aug 6 22:06:19 UTC 2008

Hi Bert,

When compiling i get the following error. (2.9.21 used to 
build fine and still does.)

CXXFLAGS=-I/temp/boost_1_35_0 ./configure --with-modules=gmysql

cd . && /bin/sh /temp/pdns- --run autoheader
configure.in:3: error: Autoconf version 2.58 or higher is required
aclocal.m4:7098: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE is expanded from...
configure.in:3: the top level
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
autoheader: /usr/bin/autom4te failed with exit status: 1
make: *** [config.h.in] Error 1

Is this solvable on pdns side or is upgrading autoconf the only option?

Builds fine on 4 and 5 btw.

Regards, Bas

At 20:00 8/6/2008, you wrote:
>Released on the 6th of August 2008.
>* http://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/pdns-
>* http://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/rpm/pdns-static-
>* All UNIX/Linux distributions shipping PowerDNS have been notified and are
>   working on updating their packages
>This release consists of a single patch to PowerDNS Authoritative Server
>version 2.9.21. Brian J. Dowling of Simplicity Communications has
>discovered a security implication of the previous PowerDNS behaviour to
>drop queries it considers malformed. We are grateful that Brian notified
>us quickly about this problem.
>This issue has been assigned CVE-2008-3337. The single patch is in commit
>1239 http://wiki.powerdns.com/cgi-bin/trac.fcgi/changeset/1239.
>More detail can be found in 
>The implication is that while the PowerDNS Authoritative server itself
>does not face a security risk because of dropping these malformed queries,
>other resolving nameservers run a higher risk of accepting spoofed answers
>for domains being hosted by PowerDNS Authoritative Servers before
>While the dropping of queries does not aid sophisticated spoofing
>attempts, it does facilitate simpler attacks.
>It may be good to know that several large sites already run with this
>patch applied, as it has been in the public codebase for some weeks
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