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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-16
(MaraDNS: CNAME Denial of Service)
Michael Krieger reported that a specially crafted DNS could prevent an
authoritative canonical name (CNAME) record from being resolved because
of an 'improper rotation of resource records'.
A remote attacker could send specially crafted DNS packets to a
vulnerable server, making it unable to resolve CNAME records.
Add 'max_ar_chain = 2' to the 'marac' configuration file.
See also :
All MaraDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/maradns-1.2.12.09'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 30128 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0061
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