Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-Net-DNS (MDKSA-2007:146)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the perl Net::DNS module in the way it
generated the ID field in a DNS query. Because it is so predictable, a
remote attacker could exploit this to return invalid DNS data

A denial of service vulnerability was found in how 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

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected perl-Net-DNS package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25721 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-146.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 24669

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3377

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