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CentOS Update for dnsmasq CESA-2013:0277 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'dnsmasq' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The dnsmasq packages contain Dnsmasq, a lightweight DNS (Domain Name Server) forwarder and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. It was discovered that dnsmasq, when used in combination with certain libvirtd configurations, could incorrectly process network packets from network interfaces that were intended to be prohibited. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service via DNS amplification attacks. (CVE-2012-3411) In order to fully address this issue, libvirt package users are advised to install updated libvirt packages. Refer to RHSA-2013:0276 for additional information. This update also fixes the following bug: * Due to a regression, the lease change script was disabled. Consequently, the 'dhcp-script' option in the /etc/dnsmasq.conf configuration file did not work. This update corrects the problem and the 'dhcp-script' option now works as expected. (BZ#815819) This update also adds the following enhancements: * Prior to this update, dnsmasq did not validate that the tftp directory given actually existed and was a directory. Consequently, configuration errors were not immediately reported on startup. This update improves the code to validate the tftp root directory option. As a result, fault finding is simplified especially when dnsmasq is called by external processes such as libvirt. (BZ#824214) * When two or more dnsmasq processes were running with DHCP enabled on one interface, DHCP RELEASE packets were sometimes lost. Consequently, when two or more dnsmasq processes were running with DHCP enabled on one interface, releasing IP addresses sometimes failed. This ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Affected Software

Affected Software

dnsmasq on CentOS 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)