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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60462


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected dnsmasq package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60462

File Name: sl_20080811_dnsmasq_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2015/05/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447

IAVA: 2008-A-0045