FreeBSD : c-ares -- DNS Cache Poisoning Vulnerability (70ae62b0-16b0-11dc-b803-0016179b2dd5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25473


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


Secunia reports :

The vulnerability is caused due to 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 guessed.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25473

File Name: freebsd_pkg_70ae62b016b011dcb8030016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/12

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:c-ares, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3152, CVE-2007-3153

Secunia: 25579