RHEL 5 : dnsmasq (RHSA-2017:2840)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for dnsmasq is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Extended Lifecycle Support.

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)
server.

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)

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 this issue.

See also :

https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/3199382
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-2840.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-14491.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103632 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-14491

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