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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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.
Users of Net::DNS should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected perl-Net-DNS package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false