SUSE SLES11 Security Update : dnsmasq (SUSE-SU-2016:3199-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for dnsmasq fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2015-8899: Denial of service between local and
remote dns entries (bsc#983273)

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/983273
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8899.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?6789a637

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-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-dnsmasq-12899=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-dnsmasq-12899=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95990 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8899

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