Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that Net::DNS did not correctly validate the size of
DNS replies. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS
response and cause applications using Net::DNS to abort, leading to a
denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected libnet-dns-perl package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0