SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : dnsmasq (SUSE-SU-2015:1015-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The DNS server dnsmasq was updated to fix one security issue and one
non-security bug :

CVE-2015-3294: A remote unauthenticated attacker could have caused a
denial of service (DoS) or read memory from the heap, potentially
disclosing information such as performed DNS queries or encryption
keys. (bsc#928867)

bsc#923144: When answer to an upstream query is a CNAME pointing to an
A/AAAA record which is present locally (/etc/hosts), allow caching
when the upstream and local A/AAAA records have the same value.

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

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/923144
https://bugzilla.suse.com/928867
http://www.nessus.org/u?d08e481b
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-3294.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?a1888979

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-dnsmasq=10650

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-dnsmasq=10650

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-dnsmasq=10650

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84081 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74452

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3294

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