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Vulnerability Assessment Details

dnsmasq Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version of dnsmasq

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running dnsmasq, a DHCP and DNS server.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to multiple remote
vulnerabilities which may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on
the remote host or perform a DNS cache poisoning attack.

Solution : Upgrade to dnsmasq 2.21.0 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12897

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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