Oracle Linux 5 : perl-Net-DNS (ELSA-2007-0674)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67541


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0674 :

Updated perl-Net-DNS packages that correct two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Net::DNS is a collection of Perl modules that act as a Domain Name System (DNS) resolver.

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.

Users of Net::DNS should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected perl-net-dns package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67541

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0674.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-Net-DNS, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/27

Reference Information

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

BID: 24669

OSVDB: 37053, 37054

RHSA: 2007:0674