RHEL 4 : perl-Net-DNS (RHSA-2007:0675)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated perl-Net-DNS package that corrects a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Net::DNS is a collection of Perl modules that act as a Domain Name
System (DNS) resolver.

A flaw was found in the way Net::DNS generated the ID field in a DNS
query. This predictable ID field could be used by a remote attacker to
return invalid DNS data. (CVE-2007-3377)

Users of Net::DNS should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3377.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0675.html

Solution :

Update the affected perl-Net-DNS package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25727 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3377