Scientific Linux Security Update : dnsmasq on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

The dnsmasq DNS resolver used a fixed source UDP port. This could have
made DNS spoofing attacks easier. dnsmasq has been updated to use
random UDP source ports, helping to make DNS spoofing attacks harder.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dnsmasq package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60462 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1447