Oracle Linux 4 : perl-Net-DNS (ELSA-2007-0675)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67542
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0675 :
An updated perl-Net-DNS package that corrects a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
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)
Users of Net::DNS should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-net-dns package.