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.
(CVE-2008-1447)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?49272ec0

Solution :

Update the affected dnsmasq package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60462 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1447