dnsmasq 2.25 DHCP Request Denial of Service (CVE-2008-3214)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106137


The remote DNS / DHCP service is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of dnsmasq installed on the remote host is 2.25, and thus, is affected by a denial of service vulnerability when handling DHCP requests.


Upgrade to dnsmasq 2.26 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106137

File Name: dnsmasq_2_26.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 2018/01/18

Updated: 2019/11/08

Dependencies: 72779

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-3214

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:thekelleys:dnsmasq

Required KB Items: dns_server/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/01/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3214

CWE: 20