SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : dnsmasq (SUSE-SU-2015:1015-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84081


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 :

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

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 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-dnsmasq=10650

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-dnsmasq=10650

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-dnsmasq=10650

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84081

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1015-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/10

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, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2015/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3294

BID: 74452

OSVDB: 121174