dnsmasq Dns Cache Software Security Update To Fix DNS Spoofing Attacks

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Red Hat has shipped a new version of its dnsmasq caching software to plug source UDP port bug. This could have made DNS spoofing attacks (CVE-2008-1447) easier. Dnsmasq is lightweight ultra fast dns cache server forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network.