Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1435-1 dnsmasq -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Jul 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 860064.
More information:

The dns-root-data update to 2017072601~deb8u2 broke dnsmasq's init script, making dnsmasq no longer start when dns-root-data was installed.

This update fixes dnsmasq's parsing of dns-root-data.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.72-3+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your dnsmasq packages.

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