Oracle Linux 5 : perl-Net-DNS (ELSA-2007-0674)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0674 :

Updated perl-Net-DNS packages that correct two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Net::DNS is a collection of Perl modules that act as a Domain Name
System (DNS) resolver.

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.
(CVE-2007-3409)

Users of Net::DNS should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-July/000264.html

Solution :

Update the affected perl-net-dns package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67541 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3377
CVE-2007-3409