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VPR Score: 1.4
SynopsisThe remote DNS / DHCP service is affected by DoS vulnerability
DescriptionThe version of dnsmasq installed on the remote host is prior to 2.81. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in 'helper.c' due to a memory leak. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, to cause the application to stop responding.
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to dnsmasq 2.81 or later.