Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-Net-DNS on SL3.0.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60223


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way Net::DNS generated the ID field in a DNS query. This predictable ID field could be used by a remote attacker to return invalid DNS data. (CVE-2007-3377)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Net::DNS parsed certain DNS requests. A malformed response to a DNS request could cause the application using Net::DNS to crash or stop responding.


Update the affected perl-Net-DNS package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60223

File Name: sl_20070712_perl_Net_DNS_on_SL3_0_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3377, CVE-2007-3409