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

High Nessus Plugin ID 103634


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103634

File Name: sl_20171002_dnsmasq_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/03

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14491

IAVA: 2017-A-0284