Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libnet-dns-perl vulnerability (USN-594-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31702
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Net::DNS did not correctly validate the size of DNS replies. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS response and cause applications using Net::DNS to abort, leading to a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected libnet-dns-perl package.