Debian DLA-1435-1 : dnsmasq regression update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111172


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


The dns-root-data update to 2017072601~deb8u2 broke dnsmasq's init script, making dnsmasq no longer start when dns-root-data was installed.

This update fixes dnsmasq's parsing of dns-root-data.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 2.72-3+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your dnsmasq packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111172

File Name: debian_DLA-1435.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/20

Updated: 2018/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dnsmasq-base, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dnsmasq-utils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/20