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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60673
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-594-1 (libnet-dns-perl)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-594-1 (libnet-dns-perl)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to libnet-dns-perl
announced via advisory USN-594-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ubuntu 6.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

Details follow:

It was discovered that Net::DNS did not correctly validate the size
of DNS replies. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS
response and cause applications using Net::DNS to abort, leading to a
denial of service.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libnet-dns-perl 0.53-2ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 6.10:
libnet-dns-perl 0.57-1ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-594-1

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-6341
http://www.securiteam.com/unixfocus/6I00E0UKKQ.html
https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=30316
Debian Security Information: DSA-1515 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1515
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:073
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-594-1
BugTraq ID: 26902
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26902
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019104
http://secunia.com/advisories/29343
http://secunia.com/advisories/29354
http://secunia.com/advisories/29446
http://secunia.com/advisories/29555
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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