FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Predictable query ids in named(8) (3de342fb-40be-11dc-aeac-02e0185f8d72)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25834


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


When named(8) is operating as a recursive DNS server or sending NOTIFY requests to slave DNS servers, named(8) uses a predictable query id.
Impact : An attacker who can see the query id for some request(s) sent by named(8) is likely to be able to perform DNS cache poisoning by predicting the query id for other request(s). Workaround : No workaround is available.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25834

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3de342fb40be11dcaeac02e0185f8d72.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/02

Modified: 2016/08/10

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:freebsd:freebsd:named, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2926

BID: 25037

OSVDB: 36235

FreeBSD: SA-07:07.bind