dnsmasq < 2.21 Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2771

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running dnsmasq, a DHCP and DNS server. The remote version of this software is vulnerable to multiple remote vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host or perform a DNS cache poisoning attack.

Solution

Upgrade to dnsmasq 2.21 or higher.

See Also

http://secunia.com/advisories/14691

http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/CHANGELOG

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2771

File Name: 2771.prm

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2005/03/25

Modified: 2016/01/15

Nessus ID: 17631

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0877, CVE-2005-0876

BID: 12897