SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dnsmasq (SUSE-SU-2015:0979-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83948


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The DNS server dnsmasq was updated to fix one security issue and one non-security bug.

The following vulnerability was fixed :

- CVE-2015-3294: A remote unauthenticated attacker could have caused a denial of service (DoS) or read heap memory, potentially disclosing information such as performed DNS queries or encryption keys. (bsc#928867)

The following bug was fixed :

- bsc#923144: When answer to an upstream query is a CNAME pointing to an A/AAAA record which is present locally (/etc/hosts), allow caching when the upstream and local A/AAAA records have the same value.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-229=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-229=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83948

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0979-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/02

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dnsmasq-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dnsmasq-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3294

BID: 74452

OSVDB: 121174