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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106137
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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: Medium

ID: 106137

File Name: dnsmasq_2_26.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/18/2018

Updated: 11/8/2019

Dependencies: dns_version.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-3214


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: 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: 1/22/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/22/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3214

CWE: 20