Bug 245458 - A new version of perl(Net::DNS) is available, which fixes potential security problems
A new version of perl(Net::DNS) is available, which fixes potential security ...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl-Net-DNS (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-23 11:49 EDT by Robin Norwood
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.60-1.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-06-25 19:27:20 EDT
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Description Robin Norwood 2007-06-23 11:49:42 EDT
Dick Franks reported that a new version of Net::DNS is available  This version
fixes a potential security problem, described:

http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=23961

Updates for fedora and RHEL are recommended.
Comment 1 Robin Norwood 2007-06-23 12:07:25 EDT
Cc-ing Josh Bressers as part of the update is security related.

Note - I know of no exploits in the wild, however, as described in the RT above,
some issues have been noticed by users.

In particular, this link:

http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.qpsmtpd/2006/03/msg4810.html

has a script which demonstrates the problem.  On my fc-7 system with
perl-Net-DNS-0.59-2.fc7, all of the child processes have the same 'ID's.  With
perl-Net-DNS-0.60-1.fc7, the IDs are randomized.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-06-25 19:27:18 EDT
perl-Net-DNS-0.60-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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