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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

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.
(CVE-2017-14491)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?61d0f4d0

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103634 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-14491

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