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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
Update to newer upstream version - 2.45. Version of dnsmasq previously
shipped in Fedora 9 did not properly drop privileges, causing it to
run as root instead of intended user nobody. Issue was caused by a bug
in kernel-headers used in build environment of the original packages.
(#454415) New upstream version also adds DNS query source port
randomization, mitigating DNS spoofing attacks. (CVE-2008-1447)
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
See also :
Update the affected dnsmasq package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true