FreeBSD : maradns -- CNAME record resource rotation denial of service (f358de71-bf64-11dc-928b-0016179b2dd5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29953


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


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in MaraDNS, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a Denial of Service.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the handling of certain DNS packets. This can be exploited to cause a resource rotation by sending specially crafted DNS packets, which cause an authoritative CNAME record to not resolve, resulting in a Denial of Sevices.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29953

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f358de71bf6411dc928b0016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/14

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:maradns, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0061

Secunia: 28329