Scientific Linux Security Update : dnsmasq on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dnsmasq, dnsmasq-debuginfo and / or dnsmasq-utils

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103634 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-14491

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