This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for dnsmasq is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7.2 Extended Update Support and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Extended
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The dnsmasq packages contain Dnsmasq, a lightweight DNS (Domain Name
Server) forwarder and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
Security Fix(es) :
* A heap buffer overflow was found in dnsmasq in the code responsible
for building DNS replies. An attacker could send crafted DNS packets
to dnsmasq which would cause it to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14491)
* A heap buffer overflow was discovered in dnsmasq in the IPv6 router
advertisement (RA) handling code. An attacker on the local network
segment could send crafted RAs to dnsmasq which would cause it to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected configurations using one of these options: enable-ra,
ra-only, slaac, ra-names, ra-advrouter, or ra-stateless.
* A stack-based buffer overflow was found in dnsmasq in the DHCPv6
code. An attacker on the local network could send a crafted DHCPv6
request to dnsmasq which would cause it to a crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14493)
* An information leak was found in dnsmasq in the DHCPv6 relay code.
An attacker on the local network could send crafted DHCPv6 packets to
dnsmasq causing it to forward the contents of process memory,
potentially leaking sensitive data. (CVE-2017-14494)
Red Hat would like to thank Felix Wilhelm (Google Security Team),
Fermin J. Serna (Google Security Team), Gabriel Campana (Google
Security Team), Kevin Hamacher (Google Security Team), and Ron Bowes
(Google Security Team) for reporting these issues.
See also :
Update the affected dnsmasq, dnsmasq-debuginfo and / or dnsmasq-utils
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true