Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-Net-DNS (MDVSA-2008:073)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36350


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability in the Net::DNS perl module was found that could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted DNS response.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected perl-Net-DNS package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36350

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-073.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:perl-Net-DNS, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6341

MDVSA: 2008:073

CWE: 119