Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : dnsmasq vulnerabilities (USN-3430-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DNS requests. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-14491)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled IPv6 router
advertisements. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14492)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DHCPv6 requests. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-14493)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DHCPv6 packets. A remote
attacker could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive memory
contents. (CVE-2017-14494)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DNS requests. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to consume memory,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-14495)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DNS requests. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in
a denial of service. (CVE-2017-14496).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103641 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-14491
CVE-2017-14492
CVE-2017-14493
CVE-2017-14494
CVE-2017-14495
CVE-2017-14496

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