GLSA-200708-06 : Net::DNS: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-06
(Net::DNS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

hjp discovered an error when handling DNS query IDs which make them
partially predictable. Steffen Ullrich discovered an error in the
dn_expand() function which could lead to an endless loop.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS request to the
server which could result in a Denial of Service with an infinite
recursion, or perform a cache poisoning attack.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Net::DNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/Net-DNS-0.60'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25871 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 24669

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3377