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
Sevices.

See also :

http://maradns.blogspot.com/2007/08/maradns-update-all-versions.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?4daa04e1

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29953 (freebsd_pkg_f358de71bf6411dc928b0016179b2dd5.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0061

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now