Scientific Linux Security Update : dnsmasq on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60462

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The dnsmasq DNS resolver used a fixed source UDP port. This could have made DNS spoofing attacks easier. dnsmasq has been updated to use random UDP source ports, helping to make DNS spoofing attacks harder.
(CVE-2008-1447)

Solution

Update the affected dnsmasq package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5409951d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60462

File Name: sl_20080811_dnsmasq_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447

IAVA: 2008-A-0045