Fedora Core 5 : perl-Net-DNS-0.60-1.fc5 (2007-612)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25658


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This brings FC-5 up to date with the latest changes to Net::DNS. See the project page here :


The change for this upstream issue is included :


Since this fix has security implications (making DNS spoofing more difficult), pushing updates to all current versions of fedora.

Note - I know of no exploits for the security issue described above.

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.


Update the affected perl-Net-DNS and / or perl-Net-DNS-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25658

File Name: fedora_2007-612.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/07/03

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-Net-DNS, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-Net-DNS-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/02

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-612