Scientific Linux Security Update : dnsmasq on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20171002)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103634
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- A heap buffer overflow was found in dnsmasq in the code responsible for building DNS replies. An attacker could send crafted DNS packets to dnsmasq which would cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-14491)

Solution

Update the affected dnsmasq, dnsmasq-debuginfo and / or dnsmasq-utils packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ed375752

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103634

File Name: sl_20171002_dnsmasq_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/3/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:dnsmasq-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:dnsmasq-utils, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/4/2017

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14491

IAVA: 2017-A-0284-S