Multiple Cisco Products Vulnerable to DNS Cache Poisoning Attacks

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Synopsis :

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

Multiple Cisco products are vulnerable to DNS cache poisoning attacks
due to their use of insufficiently randomized DNS transaction IDs and
UDP source ports in the DNS queries that they produce, which may allow
an attacker to more easily forge DNS answers that can poison DNS
caches.
To exploit this vulnerability an attacker must be able to cause a
vulnerable DNS server to perform recursive DNS queries. Therefore, DNS
servers that are only authoritative, or servers where recursion is not
allowed, are not affected.
Cisco has released free software updates that address these
vulnerabilities.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f33e889
http://www.nessus.org/u?aa2901e7

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory
cisco-sa-20080708-dns.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 49017 (cisco-sa-20080708-dnshttp.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 30131

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1447