Fedora 9 : dnsmasq-2.45-1.fc9 (2009-1069)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35693


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to newer upstream version - 2.45. Version of dnsmasq previously shipped in Fedora 9 did not properly drop privileges, causing it to run as root instead of intended user nobody. Issue was caused by a bug in kernel-headers used in build environment of the original packages.
(#454415) New upstream version also adds DNS query source port randomization, mitigating DNS spoofing attacks. (CVE-2008-1447)

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


Update the affected dnsmasq package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35693

File Name: fedora_2009-1069.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.29 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/02/17

Modified: 2015/10/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:dnsmasq, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447

BID: 30131

CERT: 800113

IAVA: 2008-A-0045

FEDORA: 2009-1069