Debian: New python-dns package fixes regression

    Date21 Sep 2008
    CategoryDebian
    4395
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    In DSA-1619-1, an update was announced for DNS response spoofing vulnerabilities in python-dns. The fix introduced a regression in the library breaking the resolution of UTF-8 encoded record names. An updated release is available which corrects this problem. For reference, the original advisory text follows.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1619-2                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Devin Carraway
    September 22, 2008                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : python-dns
    Vulnerability  : DNS response spoofing
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-1447
    Debian Bug     : 490217
    
    In DSA-1619-1, an update was announced for DNS response spoofing
    vulnerabilities in python-dns.  The fix introduced a regression in the
    library breaking the resolution of UTF-8 encoded record names.  An
    updated release is available which corrects this problem.  For
    reference, the original advisory text follows.
    
    Multiple weaknesses have been identified in PyDNS, a DNS client
    implementation for the Python language.  Dan Kaminsky identified a
    practical vector of DNS response spoofing and cache poisoning,
    exploiting the limited entropy in a DNS transaction ID and lack of
    UDP source port randomization in many DNS implementations.  Scott
    Kitterman noted that python-dns is vulnerable to this predictability,
    as it randomizes neither its transaction ID nor its source port.
    Taken together, this lack of entropy leaves applications using
    python-dns to perform DNS queries highly susceptible to response
    forgery.
    
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies this
    class of weakness as CVE-2008-1447.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.3.0-5.2+etch2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your python-dns package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Debian (stable)
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-dns/python-dns_2.3.0-5.2+etch2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     3807 4c9dceefe0dfc4ee933f3c9298764153
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-dns/python-dns_2.3.0.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    21084 82d377c6a59181072b30b0da4e9835b8
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-dns/python-dns_2.3.0-5.2+etch2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      695 16b84a9d56bdd4baf5cdf1bf7e413521
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-dns/python-dns_2.3.0-5.2+etch2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    22972 59775332c3bb11b1408c83cf25b8e253
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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