GLSA 200708-06 Net::DNS: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/11/2007 10:45 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Net::DNS: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200708-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Net::DNS Perl
module, allowing for a Denial of Service and a cache poisoning attack.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-perl/Net-DNS lt; 0.60 gt;= 0.60

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

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

References
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[ 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
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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?
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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
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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.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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