Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libnet-dns-perl vulnerability (USN-594-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected libnet-dns-perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31702 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6341