FreeBSD : maradns -- CNAME record resource rotation denial of service (f358de71-bf64-11dc-928b-0016179b2dd5)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29953
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionSecunia 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.