GLSA-201406-24 : Dnsmasq: Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76226


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-24 (Dnsmasq: Denial of Service)

When used with certain libvirt configurations Dnsmasq replies to queries from prohibited interfaces.
Impact :

A remote attackers can cause a Denial of Service via spoofed TCP based DNS queries.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Dnsmasq users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/dnsmasq-2.66'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76226

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-24.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 6/26/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: 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:gentoo:linux:dnsmasq, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/25/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 54353, 57458

GLSA: 201406-24