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[ GLSA 200708-06 ] Net::DNS: Multiple vulnerabilities

From: Raphael Marichez <falco_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Aug 11 2007 - 21:32:22 GMT
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Severity: Normal Title: Net::DNS: Multiple vulnerabilities Date: August 11, 2007 Bugs: #184029 ID: 200708-06
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Synopsis


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Net::DNS Perl module, allowing for a Denial of Service and a cache poisoning attack.

Background


Net::DNS is a Perl implementation of a DNS resolver.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 dev-perl/Net-DNS < 0.60 >= 0.60

Description


hjp discovered an error when handling DNS query IDs which make them partially predictable. Steffen Ullrich discovered an error in the dn_expand() function which could lead to an endless loop.

Impact


A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS request to the server which could result in a Denial of Service with an infinite recursion, or perform a cache poisoning attack.

Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution


All Net::DNS users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/Net-DNS-0.60"

References


  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-3377
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3377   [ 2 ] CVE-2007-3409
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3409

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200708-06.xml

Concerns?


Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License


Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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