Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Nick Sampanis discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled certain
malformed DNS requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
obtain sensitive information.
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.
Update the affected dnsmasq, dnsmasq-base and / or dnsmasq-utils
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
Public Exploit Available : false