GLSA-200601-16 : MyDNS: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20828


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-16 (MyDNS: Denial of Service)

MyDNS contains an unspecified flaw that may allow a remote Denial of Service.
Impact :

An attacker could cause a Denial of Service by sending malformed DNS queries to the MyDNS server.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MyDNS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/mydns-1.1.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20828

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200601-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/02/01

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mydns, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0351

OSVDB: 22636

GLSA: 200601-16