SUSE SLES12 Security Update : dnsmasq (SUSE-SU-2017:2616-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103637


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This update for dnsmasq fixes the following issues. Remedy the following security issues :

- CVE-2017-14491: 2 byte heap based overflow.

- CVE-2017-14492: heap based overflow. [bsc#1060355]

- CVE-2017-14493: stack based overflow. [bsc#1060360]

- CVE-2017-14494: DHCP - info leak. [bsc#1060361]

- CVE-2017-14495: DNS - OOM DoS. [bsc#1060362]

- CVE-2017-14496: DNS - DoS Integer underflow.

- Prevent a man-in-the-middle attack (bsc#972164, fate#321175). Furthermore, the following issues have been fixed :

- Fix DHCP relaying, broken in 2.76 and 2.77.

- Update to version 2.78 (fate#321175, fate#322030, bsc#1035227).

- Fix PXE booting for UEFI architectures (fate#322030).

- Drop PrivateDevices=yes which breaks logging (bsc#902511, bsc#904537)

- Build with support for DNSSEC (fate#318323, bsc#908137).
Please note that this update brings a (small) potential incompatibility in the handling of 'basename' in
--pxe-service. Please read the CHANGELOG and the documentation if you are using this option.

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.


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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-1616=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103637

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2616-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/03

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dnsmasq-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dnsmasq-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3294, CVE-2015-8899, CVE-2017-14491, CVE-2017-14492, CVE-2017-14493, CVE-2017-14494, CVE-2017-14495, CVE-2017-14496

BID: 74452

OSVDB: 121174, 139503, 166534, 166535, 166536, 166545, 166546, 166547

IAVA: 2017-A-0284