Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / current : dnsmasq (SSA:2005-201-01)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New dnsmasq packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and
-current to fix security issues. An off-by-one overflow vulnerability
may allow a DHCP client to create a denial of service condition.
Additional code was also added to detect and defeat attempts to poison
the DNS cache.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dnsmasq package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19850 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0876