Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-Net-DNS on SL3.0.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way Net::DNS generated the ID field in a DNS
query. This predictable ID field could be used by a remote attacker to
return invalid DNS data. (CVE-2007-3377)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Net::DNS parsed certain
DNS requests. A malformed response to a DNS request could cause the
application using Net::DNS to crash or stop responding.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected perl-Net-DNS package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60223 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3377