FreeBSD : p5-Net-DNS -- multiple Vulnerabilities (d2b8a963-3d59-11dc-b3d3-0016179b2dd5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25807


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


A Secunia Advisory reports :

An error exists in the handling of DNS queries where IDs are incremented with a fixed value and are additionally used for child processes in a forking server. This can be exploited to poison the DNS cache of an application using the module if a valid ID is guessed.

An error in the PP implementation within the 'dn_expand()' function can be exploited to cause a stack overflow due to an endless loop via a specially crafted DNS packet.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25807

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d2b8a9633d5911dcb3d30016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/30

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:p5-Net-DNS, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3377, CVE-2007-3409

Secunia: 25829