Fedora 18 : dnsmasq-2.65-4.fc18 (2013-1357)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64592


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


From dnsmasq's CHANGELOG :

Add code to make behaviour for TCP DNS requests that same as for UDP requests, when a request arrives for an allowed address, but via a banned interface. This change is only active on Linux, since the relevant API is missing (AFAIK) on other platforms.

- dnsmasq now answers local queries if --except-interface lo is used (libvirt's use case).

- dnsmasq is now built with $RPM_OPT_FLAGS, $RPM_LD_FLAGS explicitly.

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: 64592

File Name: fedora_2013-1357.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:dnsmasq, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3411, CVE-2013-0198

BID: 54353

FEDORA: 2013-1357