Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : bind (MDKSA-2007:149)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25795


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The DNS query id generation code in BIND9 is vulnerable to cryptographic analysis which provides a 1-in-8 change of guessing the next query ID for 50% of the query IDs, which could be used by a remote attacker to perform cache poisoning by an attacker (CVE-2007-2926).

As well, in BIND9 9.4.x, the default ACLs were note being correctly set, which could allow anyone to make recursive queries and/or query the cache contents (CVE-2007-2925).

This update provides packages which are patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected bind, bind-devel and / or bind-utils packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25795

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-149.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/27

Modified: 2014/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bind-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2925, CVE-2007-2926

BID: 25037

MDKSA: 2007:149