OracleVM 3.4 : dnsmasq (OVMSA-2017-0160)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103627


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Fix (CVE-2017-14491)

- Resolves: #1154953 - use both SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT

- Resolves: #1288617 - add missing patch file

- Resolves: #1288617 - dnsmasq: Non-interactive startup might lead to 100% cpu &nbsp consumption


Update the affected dnsmasq package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103627

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2017-0160.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/10/03

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:dnsmasq, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleVM/release, Host/OracleVM/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14491

IAVA: 2017-A-0284