Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : dnsmasq vulnerability (USN-627-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Dan Kaminsky discovered weaknesses in the DNS protocol as implemented
by Dnsmasq. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof DNS entries
and poison DNS caches. Among other things, this could lead to
misdirected email and web traffic.

Solution :

Update the affected dnsmasq and / or dnsmasq-base packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33560 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30131

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1447