Oracle Linux 5 : perl-Net-DNS (ELSA-2007-0674)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67541
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-net-dns package.