Fedora 9 : dnsmasq-2.45-1.fc9 (2009-1069)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35693
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdate 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)
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SolutionUpdate the affected dnsmasq package.