GLSA-201512-01 : Dnsmasq: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87484


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201512-01 (Dnsmasq: Denial of Service)

An out-of-bounds read vulnerability has been found in the tcp_request function in Dnsmasq.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS request, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
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-2.72-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87484

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201512-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/12/18

Modified: 2015/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3294

GLSA: 201512-01