RHEL 4 : perl-Net-DNS (RHSA-2007:0675)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25727


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated perl-Net-DNS package that corrects a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Net::DNS is a collection of Perl modules that act as a Domain Name System (DNS) resolver.

A flaw was found in the way Net::DNS generated the ID field in a DNS query. This predictable ID field could be used by a remote attacker to return invalid DNS data. (CVE-2007-3377)

Users of Net::DNS should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct this issue.


Update the affected perl-Net-DNS package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25727

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0675.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/07/18

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-Net-DNS, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3377

BID: 24669

RHSA: 2007:0675