Amazon Linux AMI : dnsmasq (ALAS-2013-161)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69720


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that dnsmasq, when used in combination with certain libvirtd configurations, could incorrectly process network packets from network interfaces that were intended to be prohibited. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service via DNS amplification attacks. (CVE-2012-3411)


Run 'yum update dnsmasq' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69720

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-161.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dnsmasq-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dnsmasq-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3411

ALAS: 2013-161

RHSA: 2013:0277