Fedora 7 : c-ares-1.4.0-1.fc7 (2007-0724)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

There is a vulnerability in c-ares < 1.4.0, caused by predictable DNS
'Transaction ID' field in DNS queries and can be exploited to poison
the DNS cache of an application using the library if a valid ID is


Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected c-ares, c-ares-debuginfo and / or c-ares-devel

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27676 (fedora_2007-0724.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3152

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