FreeBSD : dnsmasq -- denial of service (875e4cf8-3f0e-11e6-b3c8-14dae9d210b8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91910


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


reports :

Dnsmasq before 2.76 allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a reply with an empty DNS address that has an (1) A or (2) AAAA record defined locally.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91910

File Name: freebsd_pkg_875e4cf83f0e11e6b3c814dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/07/01

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:dnsmasq-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8899