FreeBSD : maradns -- CNAME record resource rotation denial of service (f358de71-bf64-11dc-928b-0016179b2dd5)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in MaraDNS, which can be exploited
by malicious people to cause a Denial of Service.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the handling of
certain DNS packets. This can be exploited to cause a resource
rotation by sending specially crafted DNS packets, which cause an
authoritative CNAME record to not resolve, resulting in a Denial of

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29953 (freebsd_pkg_f358de71bf6411dc928b0016179b2dd5.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0061

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