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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4099

PyDNS (aka python-dns) before 2.3.1-4 in Debian GNU/Linux does not use random source ports or transaction IDs for DNS requests, which makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof DNS responses, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-1447.
Publish Date : 2008-09-18 Last Update Date : 2008-09-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1619 python-dns -- DNS response spoofing oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7753 unix
DSA-1619-1 python-dns - DNS response spoofing oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18277 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4099

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.0-5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.0-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.0-6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.0-2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.0-3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.0-4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.0-5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.1-3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.1-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Debian Python-dns 2.3.1-2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Python-dns 10

- References For CVE-2008-4099 CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20080911 Re: CVE Request (ruby -- DNS spoofing vulnerability in resolv.rb)
MLIST [oss-security] 20080915 Re: CVE Request (ruby -- DNS spoofing vulnerability in resolv.rb)

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4099

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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